The 1st RLCF Harvest Dinner, an evening of amazing food, great fellowship and fun festivities was held at Jeems Bayou Club on Caddo Lake Friday evening, November 10th.
Showcasing the Foundation's 3rd year of work and formation, guests celebrated with us the ways in which we have been able to offer events and programs that cultivate compassion, nurture creativity, support individuals in self-discovery, and foster response to serving the greater good. The community of supporters and friends represented at the dinner were many and from diverse origins merging to support a common focus. None of what we are about is ever possible without all of them!
Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed delightful tapas dishes prepared by Shreveport Chef and Caterer Blake Jackson of Drake Catering. Blake says that "food found him" and we are glad it did! His combinations of tastes and textures delighted the pallet, and introduced all to partake of new (and surprising) ways of experiencing the ordinary. In between the courses guests received gifts of hand made pottery bowls created for the evening's menu by Shreveport ceramicist, Amanda Hebert; a raffle including prizes of Sample Farms' eggs, registrations to Backroads & Bayous Trail Run, Breathe Yoga Classes and Red River Brewing craft beer delighted the recipients; and all of the evening was wrapped in music that "soothed the soul" by JRIII.
It was an evening that said thank you to our wonderful sponsors, volunteers, board members, and guests ... all who made our first Harvest Dinner possible!