‘Starry Night' shining success
The evening included a gourmet dinner and entertainment. The hors d'oeuvres and dinner were prepared by Earl LeClaire, chef, cookbook author and poet who also provided entertainment with musicians Harold McKinney and Ken Lurie. Colleague and friends shared remembrances of Kaaren's many years of passionate commitment to the Parent to Parent program. A variety of delicious homemade desserts and beautiful anniversary cake topped off the evening.
Funds raised from this event help ensure that Parent to Parent will be able to continue to provide support and information for families who have children with special needs. Their services include support groups, educational workshops and emotional support provided by trained volunteers. Serving a seven-county area (Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey), Parent to Parent is an affiliate of the Family Support Network of North Carolina and is sponsored locally by Appalachian State University and the Children's Developmental Services Agency of the Blue Ridge.
The event would not have been possible without the generous gifts from many sponsors. For more information about the organization, visit http://parent2parent.appstate.edu or call the Boone office at (828) 262-6089.
Amy J. RobertsParent to Parent advisory board