Friends throw fiesta to remember
Friends of DePelchin packed OTC Patio Bar in May for a sizzling fiesta that yielded lots of fun and lots of funds. The Cinco de Mayo event drew a chic crowd of more than 150 young professionals and generated more than $6,000, making it the most successful Friends fundraiser to date.
Guests arrived in bright, festive attire and enjoyed mixing and mingling over complimentary drinks, sliders and quesadillas. The evening culminated with attendees trying their luck at Lotería, a Mexican bingo-like game, followed by a competitive—yet cordial—silent auction.
“The event was a huge hit,” says Julia Taliaferro, who leads DePelchin’s young professionals group. “We attracted a great group of folks, had a great time and got to spread the word about DePelchin and its mission. That sounds like a successful night to me!”