Wednesday, August 24, 2011

An Enchanted Evening - Ebey's Forever Fund Benefit at the Jacob Ebey House

Last week the community came together for a benefit to support the Ebey's Forever Fund, which will award grants to a new selection of heritage buildings on the Reserve in 2011-12. The goal was to raise $10,000 towards the fund. As seems to be the case with supporters of this cause and our dedicated community, folks came through, donated their time, money and services, and made the trek down the path to the historic Jacob and Sarah Ebey House on a beautiful evening to celebrate.

There were antique cars, as well the owners who donated their time, organized by Richard Anderson, waiting to whisk the donors around the Reserve to view recipients of last year's Ebey's Forever grants.

The Ebey's Forever Fund Committee served appetizers provided by Serendipity Catering, including local Penn Cove mussels,

and scrumptious fruit...

and drinks from the Bayleaf, Whidbey Island Winery and Flyers to add to the festive environment.

Laughs were had by all.

In a perfectly exquisite environment, the money was raised, new and old friends conversed, people had a chance to take in the scenery and enjoy music from island favorites Trio Nouveau.

We also heard from last year's grant recipients, Julie Lloyd and Dave Engle,

reminding us that the gathering was a celebration of preservation in the works, and how lucky we are to enjoy this view, and to share it for generations to come.

Big thanks to Scott Chamberlin for the pictures.

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