The Motherhouse grounds were aglow with luminaries and lights as more than 100 guests gathered under a huge white tent to savor the summer harvest from local gardens.
The festive atmosphere, bluegrass music and delectable dishes set the stage for the Sisters’ first farm-to-table dinner – Faith. Field. Feast. – on Saturday, September 16.
Sister Lyn Szymkiewicz, who planted the seed for event, announced the establishment of the Sister Sr. Mark Garden Fund, which will provide small grants to community gardens in Beaver and Allegheny counties. Thanks to the generosity of event sponsors and guests, the event raised $15,000 to help support the Garden Fund and the Sisters’ on-site community gardens.
The Sisters expressed deep gratitude to Cura Hospitality, a premier event host, for its generous contribution of time, talent and resources. Hats off to the Cura chefs who prepared a tasty assortment of appetizers, desserts, and fine cuisine, including seared duck breast with cherries and grilled beef tenderloin with purple mashed potatoes.
A special thank-you also is extended to event hosts: KingView Mead Beaver Falls Coffee & Tea Co., Beaver Falls Community Garden; entertainers: Sweetheart of the Barricades; corporate sponsors: Victaulic, PGT Trucking, Point Security Company, and FedEx Ground; and individual sponsors: Greg and Susan Kaminski, Katherine Larsen, Valerie Oltmanns, and Paul and Celine O’Neill.