|Beth & Jenn with former Starfish volunteer and photographer for the night, Maria!|
A few weeks ago, we held another successful, "Evening for the Stars," this time in Windsor Locks, CT. For the third time now, friends of Starfish gathered together for a night of good food, great company and a chance to learn a little bit more about our programs.
|Delicious buffet dinner|
The night started off with some social time to browse the silent auction items and participate in a 50-50 raffle. This year's auction not only featured several items from Ecuador, but also many local products. In total there were over 35 items up for auction!
|Auction Items from Ecuador!|
Once all of our guests had arrived, we sat down for a delicious meal of rice, beans, enchiladas, chicken & more. We shared with our guests about the need for Starfish and shared some of videos of our students.
|Guests Nadia, Joe, Matt, Rachel, Liz, Alyssa, Jenn & Jeff|
As dinner was winding down, we had one last call for the silent auction before our keynote speaker, Don Awalt, gave a heartwarming and thought-provoking reflection on his recent trip to visit Starfish in Guayaquil.
|Don during his reflection|
|Guests Gabi, Julie, Shane, Nicole & Marcus|
This night would not have been possible without the dedicated help and organization of many volunteers like those pictured below. Thank you, gracias, from the bottom of our hearts!