Wednesday, November 20, 2013


That's how many seniors will now enjoy a warm Thanksgiving meal this holiday season, all thanks to senior living professionals joining forces to MAKE IT HAPPEN.

Last night was the kickoff cocktail party, and can I just say, I had to fight back tears when people started flooding in the door! 

We went into the party with about 65 meals ordered, my goal being 100.

Needless to say, about 15 minutes in, we broke 100!!!

I have to give a TON of credit to the awesome lady on the right. She hit the pavement a month ago helping promote the event. She's slso the one to credit for landing us on the news!! After the past 48 hours, this photo sums up how we felt.

I also have to give mad props to our Dining Services Director for making fantastic appetizers & even more fantastic pumpkin martinis. Without Dan, this event would not happen. More importantly, those 120 meals would not happen.

Most of my day yesterday was spent "beautifying" the space.

I wanted everything to have a touch of "Thanksgiving" so I went with oranges & browns everywhereeeeee. I then used the packaging that the meals will be delivered in as decor. We bought out ALL of the orange tissue paper in Kansas City.

A party wouldn't be complete without a few celebratory drinks afterward!! I feel so blessed to work with such AMAZING people!! They are not only co workers but more importantly, just plain damn amazing.

And that's a wrap!! Now Jon & I are off to Lincoln, Nebraska to see Justin Moore. 

Can't. Wait.


Unknown said...

Thank is amazing! Thank you so much for giving of yourself to make that happen. I have such a special place in my heart for seniors.

MarlaJan said...

Hip hip hooray! Again, so proud! What an awesome accomplishment.

I'm not sure who this Justin Moore character is, but have fun! <3