Wednesday With Friends at E. J. Wills Gastropub With a Mission in Mind

22 Aug

“Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful!’ and sitting in the shade.”

― Rudyard Kipling

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When my friends Michele and David Bernard posted that they were being featured as guest bartenders at E.J. Wills Gastropub tonight, well, I knew I had to be there. Not that I needed a drink, (it couldn’t hurt) but because the proceeds were benefiting the Community Garden Kitchen.

David and Michele were both born and raised in McKinney and are lifetime residents. They have seen their little town grow into a thriving bursting at the seams city. But, at the same time, they have witnessed the growing need to help the many homeless and less fortunate in their community.

My good friends and creators of Bernard’s Gourmet Foods and Game Day Foods, featuring the world’s greatest salsa, (in my humble opinion) surprised me with a gift of several jars of their amazing salsa. (Which will be featured at my house Friday night and every night until it’s all gone.)

There were a lot of McKinney residents and friends out tonight, lending their support for a great community event. And, how very generous of E. J. Wills to support the event at their restaurant.

The angels behind the cause.

My dear friend Helene picked me up so I could partake of an alcoholic beverage at the pub. We ran into friends and had a great evening for a great cause.

The Community Garden Kitchen has joined with Holy Family School in an effort to create a shared multi-use facility that will help provide healthy meals for the school children and local McKinney residents in need. It’s a work in progress and financial and volunteer support is greatly needed.

That’s what I LOVE about McKinney. There are so many kind, loving and generous people. And, I am blessed to have so many of them as dear friends.

Happy Wednesday my friends.

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