Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Giving Garden Gala

Café Bella Restaurant is hosting the Giving Garden Gala on Saturday, February 28th from 2 to 10 p.m. to benefit the local Seventh Day Adventist CHOICE Food Pantry.

Proceeds from the Gala will be used to construct a greenhouse behind Café Bella, expected to feed 80-90 needy families throughout the growing season.

Patrons of the SDA CHOICE will benefit from "iron chef" demonstrations and gardening "starter kits" designed to teach simple, nutritious cooking techniques and beginning
farming methods.

The evening’s events include an all-star local music line-up, Café Bella cuisine by the package or à la carte, a local art silent auction, and raffle drawings featuring several prizes from area businesses.

Musical lineup:

2:00 – Curtis Cole

3:00 – Dane Terry

4:00 -- Blastronauts

5:00 -- Our Cat Philip

6:00 -- Kingsli

7:00– Super Desserts

8:00 -- Church of the Red Museum

9:00– Couch Forts

Roaming performances by:

Skunky Precious
Sam Corlett
Mamley Benler

Admission is scaled as follows:

1. w/ beverage--$10.00
2. w/ beverage + appetizer/dessert -- $15.00
3. w/ beverage + app./dessert + entree --$25.00
4. w/ beverage + app./dessert + entree + Cafe Bella dinner voucher for two (a $30 value) --$50.00

Please come out and enjoy some of Columbus' finest music, cuisine, and art to help our garden grow!

*********CALL FOR VOLUNTEEERS**************
Do you like helping local causes? Want to be involved in bringing healthy, nutritious food to local families in need? Then consider volunteering at the Giving Garden Gala on February 28th at Café Bella.

Volunteers can expect to work for two hour shifts from 2-10pm (later for clean-up crew) coordinating admissions, (wo)manning the silent auction and raffle, educating guests at the information booth, or helping with general maintenance and clean-up. Volunteers will be
asked (but not expected) to pay general admission (just like everyone else involved).

If you're interested in joining our ranks, please contact us at and include your name, phone number, email address, and the times you'd like to work. Feel free to specify a station, and we will try to accommodate.

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