On Saturday, February 27, the downtown Lawrenceville community and beyond came together along with Peters Path Store to help "Love A Child." The 501(c)3 nonprofit Christian Humanitarian organization is working to reduce poverty in Haiti and offering a home to orphaned children there. The silent auction and wine tasting was held from 7 pm to midnight at Sperata's on the Square. The evening raised nearly $5,000 from ticket sales, live and silent auctions and a raffle as well. In addition to the great food and drink, the evening featured live music and dance performances by National Champion Southern Belles from City Center in Snellville. The highest ticket auction item sold was an electric guitar signed by Billy Joel and Elton John, which netted a cool 1K for Haiti's orphans. Special thanks to Dominic Stanley, photographer and Brittany at Cocktail Cupcakes who donated her baked concoctions in strawberry lime and chocolate to the evening. They were a big hit! Also thanks to "Sweets on the Square" who donated 2 yummy cheesecakes, and Speratas who did a fabulous job, as well. Of course, we can't forget Lucy and Larry Troutman, who were awesome auctioneers and Guy Valcourt and Michael Samnik, our speakers.
Money is still being raised through t-shirt sales on our website. We will also be collecting emergency items at the store to ship to Haiti. Thanks again to everyone who helped make this event a success and contributed to helping kids in Haiti.