CYDC Annual Benefit Gala

Do you ever have those moments where you think, wow, who'd have thunk I'd be here now?

That was exactly how I felt last night. The hubs and I were invited by some wonderful friends to attend the Carolina Youth Development Center's 2015 "A Night for the Children" Gala. It was a beautiful night filled with beautiful people, especially the young adults who spoke about their time at the CYDC as kids and how much it meant to them to have people really care and be the family to them that they needed. I love this organization and the work they do SO much!

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There were amazing items in both live and silent auctions and an auctioneer who knew his stuff, "You said $1000, madam? Someone give her another drink!"  A toe-tappingly good live band, delicious food by McCrady's, and glitz and glamour and laughter and serious fund raising for a very worthy cause.

There were so many lovely moments during the evening, including getting a message from the Palmetto Fiber Arts Guild saying they are going to encourage their members to help us knit afghan blocks for our Charity Knit-a-Long! Wasn't that great timing?

Other lovely moments: partying with our friends Kathy and David (that's him in the tux--a true highlight of the evening was when he walked up with a plate of amazing teeny desserts), catching up with Chief Curator Grahame Long from the Charleston Museum (seriously, Grahame, I really am waiting for your next book! The first two were so good!), and some photo booth fun with hubby. We met a lot of fun people, I managed not to fall over in my new heels, and we didn't get rained on until we were headed home. All in all, a GREAT evening.

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Don't forget...during the month of September, if you donate afghan blocks for our Charity Knit-a-Long, you are entered in the drawing for our fabulous yarn giveaway!

Read more about the September contest here and more about how you can get involved here.

Now if you'll excuse me, I am going to put up my tired feet and knit for the kids at the CYDC!

 

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