The Stewpot Alliance has more people than ever pounding on its doors. Thank heaven, the organizers have fundraising news all over the place from the intimate to over-the-top types. Where to start? Hmm, let’s start with what’s happening this weekend.
PART I — The names Francis, Christopher and Gabriel usually are known for having the word “Saint” precede them. However, how many would suspect Martha? Yup, St. Martha was the patron saint of servers and cooks. That doesn’t mean that Martha Stewart was named after the saint, who was the sister of Mary Magdalene. According to history, while Mary listened to Jesus, Martha was in the kitchen preparing food and being a perfect hostess. In the Roman Catholic Church, her feast day is July 29.
How to celebrate?
Chef Brian has arranged for a three-course set menu each night at The Grape for $38 per person, or $55 with wine pairings.
According to Brian, “This is our way of honoring the tremendous number of volunteers in the kitchen cooking and serving nutritious meals for clients of The Bridge.”
Strongly recommend making reservations.
PART II— One of the best luncheon fundraisers is Soup’s On! Once again Brian Luscher is going to be in the kitchen as the driving force on this one. He’s corralling the area’s best and most fun
chefs to cook up soup for 900 patrons. Not only do the guests get a hearty meal in addition to the soup, they receive copies of the soup recipes, hand-painted soup bowls and hear a great talk.
Word just arrived who the headliner would be for the Tuesday, January 29 luncheon.
It’s Wes Moore, youth advocate, business leader, Rhodes Scholar and Army combat veteran. Yes, he was just here for the Jonathan’s Place luncheon, but people are still looking like bobble-head dolls about his presentation.
A tip of the hat to Soup’s On! Chairs Trish Weigand and Kay Lunceford for managing to get Wes. He’s an amazing person on stage and one-on-one.
“Trish and I are so excited to have Wes Moore in Dallas for our upcoming luncheon at the beautiful Omni Dallas and thrilled to have active Stewpot supporters Joan and Elvis Mason serve as our honorary chairmen,” said Kay. “Additionally, we are excited that 508 Park, The Stewpot’s newest innovative outreach project, will receive a portion of the proceeds.”
This one will definitely be a sellout. The question is how quickly can you get your reservations?
* Photo provided by Soup's On!