Thursday, February 24, 2011

Love is in the Air

Hello PHPG community, my name is Ariana Wammer and I am so excited to be the newest part of the PHPG team! I hope to use my love (addiction) with all social media as a way to spread the word about PHPG initiatives and how YOU can get involved. As my first blog post I wanted to write to you all about the wonderful event that PHPG founders, Alex Tuck and Isabel Gamm, recently organized.

This year's Valentine’s Day Jazz Brunch was wonderful in many ways. It was held on Sunday, February 13th at the Holiday Inn in South Burlington, Vermont. As I walked in the banquet hall the sounds from Mr. Ed’s Family Band filled my ears and the smells from the buffet table filled my nose, and soon my belly! This was the second annual brunch and PHPG was fortunate enough to have the talented Mr. Ed’s Family Band return and play for the event again. 
During the brunch a silent auction took place where I signed up in hopes of winning many awesome goodies that were donated for this event. I ended up walking away with a gift certificate to a restaurant/Gastro-pub in downtown Burlington, The Farmhouse Tap & Grill. Some other notable prizes were a 50% discount off the entire bill at Leunig’s Bistro, University Mall gift certificate, two tickets to the Grand Prix ballet at The Flynn…to just name a few of my favorites!

As you can see I was also able to take some photos of the event, please check out PHPG facebook page for the full album. And if you haven't done so yet, LIKE the PHPG page to stay up to date on all PHPG's activity! The proceeds from the event went to benefit economic development projects in Nicaragua.