What a great way to kick off the summer. This past Friday, over 600 people gathered at the Peristyle to dance, drink, and donate. The Green Project, Global Green and Concordia were all celebraing decades of water protection work, and for GRN, this was our 21st birthday celebration!
People arrived to the beat of Luther Gray and the Congo Square Preservation Society, and a couple of young drummers joined in. To stay cool, we snacked on fresh watermelon, gazpacho, cocktails and champagne. Special thanks to the eight local artists who painted our silent auction rain barrels. They created custom works of art that function as sustainable systems to catch rain water!
In addition to the silent auction, there was a raffle, with a huge grand prize won by Rosalie Torres. She took home over $900 worth of goodies from local businesses ranging from an Unique Product Watermeter clock to a Tchoup fanny pack. All the funds raised from the auction and raffle support GRN, The Green Project and Global Green. Margie Perez and the Honeypots crooned through the sunset and into the twilight hour, teaming up with Luther Gray for a finale that got people dancing!
Thanks to our sponsor Phoenix Recycling, to Republic distributing for the drinks, to the volunteers who helped us throughout the evening and of course the supporters like you who made this celebration so special!
Here are some photos from the evening:
Natasha Noordhoff is GRN's Development Director