Over at the Dallas Farmers Market, an expected attendance of 400 turned into more than 500 guests for the Harvest fundraiser on Friday, September 19, benefiting the North Texas Food Bank. The first special event ever held at the market’s newly renovated Shed, the fundraiser buzzed with excitement as attendees like Lucian LaBarba, DeeDee and Jim Lee, Debra Nelson, Betsy and Richard Eiseman and Claire and Dwight Emanuelson threaded their way among tasty treats prepared by 20 featured chefs.
As the result of work by Co-chairs Kristi Bare and Nancy Gopez and Honorary Co-chairs Janet and Phil Cobb, Ruthie and Jay Pack, and Katherine and Eric Reeves, the event included silent and live auctions, tunes by DJ Lucy Wrubel and recognition of the Food Bank’s Golden Fork recipients. While Paula Lambert of the Dallas Mozzarella Company handed out her award-winning cheese nearby, Caren Kline spoke for many of the guests in lauding Harvest—and the NTFB. “I love the Food Bank. I love all that they do,” Caren said brightly. “And this is great tonight—especially for a first-time event.”