August 1, 2012
Wow! Never in the history of (NEWS) has there been such an outpouring of support, as there was at Wine Women & Shoes event this past Saturday, July 28.
Guests entered through the red- carpeted Carriage House onto the oak filled lawn at Charles Krug Winery. The number of volunteers seemed to equal the population of the town of Yountville!
From the food, wine and Marketplace vendors, to the amazing “Shoe Guys”, everyone was in the spirit of working for a cause so near and dear to my heart, helping survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse.
The afternoon ended with a Fashion Show that was incredible. From swim wear to gowns and everything in between, the models rocked the runway.
There were so many highlights; and I would like to mention just a few.
First, Jackie Rubin, our St. Helena Chief of Police, did a fabulous job as Auctioneer, and David Aten, our Event planner, made putting on a huge event look effortless.
Our Chair Women, Katie Somple and Jennie Thayer gave up a good chunk of their lives over the past few months to organize the event filled with friendship and fun.
Mostly, I was incredibly moved by our guests, who were mostly women. Many of them came to support their “sisters” and children, who had suffered domestic and/or sexual abuse.
The power of women helping other women is a wonderful thing, and the guests at Wine Women & Shoes gave with all their hearts.
On behalf of everyone at NEWS, we are deeply humbled by the support we felt at this magical event. I would like to extend our deepest thanks and gratitude to each and every person who made this event such an overwhelming success.