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Thursday, December 17, 2015


For the past two years, my friend Cliff and I have attended the annual Curry Dinner Fundraiser to benefit Citizens for a Loring Park Community.  The evening, hosted by the World Mission Prayer League, always provided amazing food and the opportunity for area residents and friends to celebrate a historically important community. This wonderful, yearly holiday tradition has now passed its baton to the Eugene Carpenter House Bed and Breakfast, as it debuted the first annual “Winter Wonderland at 300 Clifton.” 

  The Eugene Carpenter House Bed and Breakfast

Madonna Pouting on the sofa.

Greg was helpful with checking our coats.

This room hosted cookie decorating and ornament making activities.

The Eugene Carpenter House, is an impressive Georgian mansion that proved to be the perfect location for this event. The impressive rooms of the restored mansion were beautifully decorated for the holidays, and were an ideal setting for this event, as guests dined amidst fireplaces, chandeliers, and historical photos and paintings.   

The Lord . . .

. . . And Lady of the house.

The dining room ceiling.

The meal was delicious.

Guests were greeted at the door by owners John Kistler and Norman Kulba, who warmly welcomed us into this beautiful home, which has been restored to reflect its past grandeur, while at the same time providing a hospitable environment that made guests feel immediately at home. 

The Loring String Quartet provided dinner music throughout the evening.

The obligatory "selfie" of the evening.

This was my third year joining Cliff at these amazing holiday events that help benefit such an important neighborhood, and I must say I anxiously look forward to it each year. Citizens for a Loring Park Community is a vital organization, and I encourage you to visit their website, and to support their wonderful events. 

(Cliff Robinette contributed a photo to this post)

***What are some of your favorite community fundraisers?


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