Fork-It-Over 2008: Gloria J. Parks New, Premier Annual Fundraiser Draws Crowd

On September 18, 2008 the first annual “FORK-IT-OVER” fundraising event to benefit Gloria J. Parks Community Center was held at U.B.’s beautiful Anderson Gallery. It proved to be a huge success with over 100 guests attending for a night of great fun and great tastes. Kind supporters opened their wallets and “forked over” donations to help the Center continue its many well regarded community programs for youth, seniors, athletics and housing development. The event raised an incredible $13,226.

While LeRon Zydeco entertained the house with live music, an eclectic group of friends enjoyed wine and food provided by many local restaurants and regional beverage providers. We owe a special thanks to each of them for their generosity and hard work.

We couldn’t have done it without them.

We’d also like to give a warm thank you to our sponsors – UB, J.W. Danforth Company Foundation, Stand Advertising, Dual Printing, Onion Photography & Design, Kavinoky Cook, Lamparelli Construction Co., E.T. Clauss & Co., EB Atlas Steel, Dr. Bird’s Caribbean Rasta-rant, Kimmil Construction, Queen City Imaging, Michael C. Serafini, Jo Schweitzer, Jim Ciminelli, and Sofia Stark.

If you were there, thank you so much for joining us. And if you weren’t able to make it, we hope to see you there next year. As the pictures show, Fork It Over is not an event to miss!

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