Friday, December 24, 2010
On Tuesday evening this week we held the Third Annual Black Gryphon Art Auction for Charity in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. My friend Anthony Morgan and his fiancee Lindsay Bretz, along with the great crew at the Black Gryphon restaurant including Dave Jones, Faisal and Ashly, and director of complimentary wine-tasting, Dean, really put together a classy event. Unfortunately, for a number of reasons, I suppose, the attendance was sparse, BUT the folks who came out for the event were all sure glad they did. The food was wonderful, the wines were tasty and the art was beautiful. Thirteen beautiful, framed colorful photographs of the Harrisburg area and Aruba! by Hershey photographer Paul Vasiliades (pvasimages.com) were auctioned-off, as well as a piece by photographer Matt Willen and a collage by yours truly. With only 15 people, we raised over $1200 for Children's Miracle Network! I was proud. My favorite part of the night was when one of the couples bid high on a piece and subsequently gave it to one of the wait staff because they knew she wanted it but was being out-bid. Nice Christmas spirit. A big thanks to Tony and his crew and to the generosity of the patrons. Can't wait for next year's event!