To the Editor:
The Hyde Park Transitional Housing Project’s major annual fundraising event, the Taste of Hyde Park, held earlier this month, was again a success, raising slightly more than $10,000 after expenses. More than 100 members and friends of HPTHP enjoyed the opportunity to sample food from 17 area restaurants and other food and drink establishments, while socializing and being soothed by the wonderful piano artistry of Willie Pickens. There was also the opportunity to bid on 60 silent auction items, mainly personal services, gift certificates and tickets donated by local businesses. Attendees are had the opportunity to view the premier of a video about the organization’s work. The event, held on April 5, was hosted by Church of St. Paul and the Redeemer.
We appreciate the support of our corporate sponsors Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, Hyde Park Bank and the United Church of Hyde Park.
The food sampled by those attending was marked as to which restaurant or other establishment had donated the particular food, foods or drink. The contributing establishments included, in alphabetical order: Bar Louie, Cedars, Cholie’s Pizza, DeRice, Hyde Park Café, Hyde Park Produce, Kimbark Beverage, Maravilla’s, Medici, Norman’s Bistro, Rajun Cajun, Salonica, Seven Ten Lanes, Siam, Snail, The Sit Down Café and Uncle Joe’s Jerk Chicken. Please try to patronize some of our contributing restaurants and other food and drink establishments during the balance of 2014.
Along with the great food and music, the Taste of Hyde Park included a silent auction, where those attending could bid on tickets to events, gift certificates, services, and donated items. We thank all those who donated items that were included in the silent auction and also those who found things of value to them and outbid any other interested bidders.
Thanks are also due to the members of the HPTHP Board who contributed their energies to make this event a success and to the numerous other volunteers who helped make this event go smoothly.
Allan J. Lindrup
HPTHP Trustee for Fundraising and Chair
Taste of Hyde Park