Monday, December 13, 2010

My Birthday Party Celebration

On Sunday, December 12, we had a 60th Birthday Party at The Greenside Cafe in Cedar Crest in the East Mountains. We had wonderful live music in the tradition of Django Reinhart's gypsy jazz by local Albuquerque band Django Rhythm Meat Grinder

My daughters Amanda and Mary
dance to the great vibe

We had a marvelous group of friends and family share the evening for food, drink, music, and fund-raising for the Roadrunner Food Bank of New MexicoThe Greenside Cafe staff did a fantastic job keeping up with us and serving tasty food and making our evening perfect!

Amanda and Tim

Matt and Mary

Ron, Alan and Catherine

Ed, Jennifer, Joe, Kathy and Caroline

Matt, Mary and Price

Tim enjoying a glass of wine

Bruce and Paula

Caroline, Maria and Nacho

Bruce and me

Mary, Vicki, and Linda

Me with Kathy and Ron

Happy Birthday to Vicki

That's one BIG cake! Thank you Mary
for providing such a yummy treat from Flying Star Restaurant!

Linda and I share a smile

Amanda, Maria Lovato from Kewa Pueblo and her daughter, Caroline

Mary, Maria, Caroline and Amanda

Cathy and Mary

Joe and Kathy

Susan and Amanda

Ron, Alan, Catherine, Walt, Linda, Susan, Maggie, Bruce and Paula

Vicki and Jennifer
Ed and Albert
Alma, Ed, and Albert
We had a very successful Silent Auction of local art from East Mountain Artists including Linda Kearns (beaded jewelry), Albert Noyer (original novels), Alma Quillian (sculpture), and some of my pastel and oil paintings.  We raised $414 for the Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico

Cathy, Yvette, and Jennifer discuss Albert Noyer's book
during the Silent Auction. Yvette had the winning bid for
"The Cybeline Conspiracy"

Some of the paintings up for bid
"I'll bid $8 on this item and maybe $10 on that item..."

Thank you to all who helped by contributing!  If you'd like to contribute online to help feed the hungry in New Mexico this holiday season, please contribute here: Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico On-line Food Drive.  It is tax-deductible.

1 comment:

  1. Vicki and all....
    It was truly the happiest of birthdays and a gift to all of us fortunate enough to attend.The food was great,the company even better,and the music outstanding.I am honored to have been a guest.
    With Love,Alma