Letter: Soroptimist grateful for community support

Editor,

During this season of being thankful for our blessings, Soroptimist International of Coupeville has much to be thankful for.

At the top of our blessings are Mark Laska, of Ciao restaurant; and Sean and Tammy Anter; Dan and Marilyn Miranda; and Alena Staples, of Front Street Grill.

Our annual fundraising event, Women and Wine, was originally successful due to the generosity of Mark Laska, who provided his restaurant, staff and talents to set the stage for an evening of divine food paired with wine. Unfortunately, we had to make a change this year due to some of our guests unable to climb the stairs — but we will be forever grateful for Mark and his staff.

This year’s event was held at Front Street Grill with Alena Staples as our chef. It was an evening of Spanish tapas paired with exquisite wines, laughter, conversations and fun. It has been said what goes around comes around — in this case, Alena was our first recipient of our Culinary Vo-Tech Scholarship and now there she was, providing a gourmet menu for our guests.

To Front Street Grill, Ciao and especially our guests who purchased tickets, desserts and raffle tickets, thank you for your generosity.

Because of you, we can continue to provide the Dream It Be It: Career Support for Girls program, education and training awards for women, scholarships for high school seniors and our annual Easter egg hunt.

We are truly blessed and thankful for your support.

Kathy Sechrist, president

Soroptimist International of Coupeville

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