Tuesday, June 22, 2010

ROCKIN THE RIVER FOR RELAY

$2416.01

Under an absolutely beautiful sky, we watched as first the parking lot and then up and down the road filled with cars in arrival of the season’s first outdoor concert at The Flower Tree. This year we had decided to change it up a bit. For the last 8 years we have had Jazz on the River as our annual benefit for Relay for Life. Scheduling our concert the week of the actual walk, has allowed us to have a nice donation ready. This year we changed it over to Rockin’ The River, and in keeping with our “Buy Local, Grow Local” theme at the nursery we hired all local talent to entertain everyone. Steven Christie opened the evening with his acoustic renditions of life on the farm and growing up in Fallon, to his time in LA, and then back again. After a short break Pink Martini took the stage and filled the air with the amazing vocals of Lissa Overlie. Accompanied by her wonderful band they got the crowd rockin and kept it going for hours.
Led by Spencer Starrh, Southern Wine & Spirits out of Reno, our corporate sponsor for the last two benefit concerts, did an outstanding job of providing the wine and spirit tasting tents. Their DONATION of all the alcohol poured that evening is one of the major reasons our event is a success. But the number #1 reason is…..You! All of you that bought tickets to the concert, purchased raffle tickets for the scooter and prizes donated by Southern, filled the donation tip jars at all the tables, and stayed through the evening to assist us in being able to donate $2416.01 to Relay this year. The most important thing I can say is THANK YOU! From all of us!
Mike, Linny and Sophie manning the arrival area......

Steven Christie takes the stage......Me and Melissa, my buddy from Susanville.....The ever present smiles of Mel and Kat as they did a fab job selling tickets for the tasting tents.......Bob, Sophie and Jaime taking care of the Red Zinnia side of the bar...... Myron and Marion, Michelle's parents, enjoying the nights events....Bethany, Brian and Sooz Ellis......... Lissa and friends....... before she took to the stage The bar was a busy.....busy placeCameo and Korena......

Southern Wine & Spirit's Tasting Tent was hopping all evening....

We ended the evening with the raffle drawing...........

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