The reservations were made, and on a beautiful August evening, we arrived at the Lucas Estate for a very special night of song and celebration.
The valet took this photo of Jim, me, Ruthann, Daryl, Janet, and Steve. (Rich and Becky were a few minutes behind us, arriving from the opposite direction.)
We enjoyed cocktails on the terrace at the VIP reception. Nice pool house, don't you think?
Janet found her twin. :)
And, of course, we found Sandi. She was so happy to see us, and not at all worried that we might be stalkers. We're friendly stalkers, after all. :)
We were guided to the pavilion for dinner and the program. We watched a short film, which included some history of the IUMCH, as well as testimonials from individuals whose lives were changed by their experience as a resident of the Home. Many staff members and some former residents were in attendance for the celebration. It was interesting to learn of the past success, and the plan for the future.
We had a table for eight, which included Rich and Becky,
Bishop was there.
Julia Moffett, the master of ceremonies.