It was a beautiful night at the Jersey Shore! 16 local restaurants set up their stations around The Parker House Porch offering guests the opportunity to sip creative drinks, sample fabulous food and stroll with friends. A big shout out to all the wonderful restaurants who so generously participated in our event: Bar Anticipation, Boathouse, Brandl, The Cabin, The Column's, Cross and Orange, Edgar's Pub, Green Planet Coffee, Fratello's, The Macaroon Shop, Mossuto's Market, Parker House Raw Bar, Reef and Barrel, St. Stephan's, Tap House, Four Winds and McGillicuddy's. The local beer and wine distributors - Ritchie and Page, Crown Beer, Pt. Pleasant, Shore Distributors made sure everyone enjoyed themselves with complimentary libations, putting everyone in the mood for bidding on terrific auction items! The silent auction was big this year with a donation from Julie Johnston, soccer player from the USA's #1 Women's Soccer Team and the talented football player Zach Ertzs from the Philadelphia Eagles! Thanks to all who donated their time, effort and funds!
The Column's Restaurant/Bar/Nightclub in Avon-by-the-Sea, August 2, 2015, Hosts Fundraiser for The QLF
Join us for a fun night of music and dancing at the Jersey Shore with a donation to the QLF instead of a cover charge! The fantastic and entertaining Bobby Bandiera will play the music you want to hear! Don't miss out on a fun night....hope to see you there!
Lisa Lee and Becky Higbee Sumner prepare for the annual holiday party the QLF hosts by putting together gift bags filled with comfort items that families need during their hospital stays with their child. "These bags really brighten the day for the families and let them know that they have support," said Becky, a Child Life Specialist, and Coordinator of The Center for Families at UCSF-MB.
Claire Horn, Annelise Back and Kathryn Powell were busy bakers after school and on weekends, making holiday cookies to sell at the Annual QLF Holiday Boutique in the Safeway Shopping Plaza in Alamo. No one could resist the cute cookies or the cute girls! In addition to the yummy treats the girls provided, shoppers were treated to a vast array of vendors selling designer clothing, handbags and accessories, jewelry, and kitchen and food products. Despite rain and wind earlier in the day, many turned out to support the Foundation. Thank you to all who participated in making it a great day of fundraising for the QLF!
Jane Reid's Stella and Dot, Donna Motta's Worth Clothing, "The" Cashmere Sale of the East Bay, CC Kelly Accessories, Ann Ziebarth's The Pampered Chef, Deb Cassidy's Lively Linens, Ellen Giagiari's Giagiari Bros., Suzannes' Jams and Jellies, Susie Marie's Gluten Free Treats, and Mariana Pryhuber's Lattice and Ivy.
The Parker House's Annual Benefit for the Quincy Lee Foundation was a great success! It was a night not to be missed! Over 20 restaurants returned to serve their signature dishes on The Parker House porch. Guests enjoyed complimentary libations, while bidding on fabulous raffle and auction items. But the best part of this fundraising event was that 100% of the proceeds went to pediatric cancer research and treatment. A big thank you to the wonderful owners of The Parker House and all the restaurants for participating!
The Parker House, The Column's, Smith's, Brandl, The Boathouse, Bar Anticipation, Langosta Lounge, McGillicuddy's, Mueller’s Bakery, 709 Pt. Beach, Edgar's Pub, Fratello's, 507 Main, Four Winds, Mossuto's Market, The Cabin, Green Planet Coffee, Sweet Tease, Cameo Cakes and Hendrick’s Gin.
On Sunday night July 27th, 2014, friends and fans of both the QLF and Bobby Bandiera came out to support our fundraising cause! It was a great night thanks to the generous owners of The Column's in Avon , New Jersey who in lieu of a cover charge let us collect donations....and Ms. Caroline O'Toole, manager of the "institution of rock and roll" at the Jersey Shore, The Stony Pony, generously gave out Southside Johnny tickets to anyone who donated $20 or more!
Garden lovers enjoyed a sunny afternoon strolling beautifully landscaped backyards in Alamo and Danville, with knowledgeable docents at each house. They were able to chat with John about his designs, learn about beekeeping from a local expert, nibble tasty treats from professional chefs and end their tour at The Bounty Garden at Hap Magee Ranch Park! Great raffle prizes from Sideboard, Esin, Alamo Ace, Katrina Rozelle, Sloat Garden Center, Navlets, East Bay Flower Company, and Belles Cupcakes were available to win at each house.
It was a happy evening at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital as families enjoyed a warm meal, Christmas Carols, and holiday treat bags. The QLF had some help from Carondelet High School Cheer Squad this year. , They provided 75 bags filled with useful toiletry items and holiday goodies.
Thanks to all my great vendors and generous shoppers who participated in another QLF Holiday Boutique held in November at The Cashmere Sale of Alamo. Vendors included: Worth Collection, Lively Linens, It's a la Mode, Wish, Host a Purse Party, Glad Pad, Shalkboards, Hi-Strung Designs Jewelry, Host a Purse Party, Mommy Tonic and Sunshine Sale Toys.