Our 15th Annual John McCutcheon Concert on Monday Jan 15, 2018, was another great success. We had a large crowd of over 240, with 59% non-parishioners. John McCutcheon gave us another very entertaining evening. Ticket sales totaled over $6300. The prize drawing, with 20 prizes donated by 15 generous parishioners, generated $672. The cookies from the snack bar were delicious and brought in an additional $173. Not all the expenses are in, but we estimate that the expenses to be around $4400. Part of the proceeds from this concert will go to support ABODE services to fight homelessness.
This fundraising and community outreach event could not have happened without all your help. There were more than 50 people who contributed time, talent and treasure not only on the night of the concert but in the months preceding the event. They wrote, sent out and uploaded publicity notices/articles/blog; bought advertisements; designed, printed and posted flyers and signs; updated, hung and took down banners; set up email address and phone message; printed tickets; took messages; donated all those fabulous prizes for the drawings; took out and put away all the prizes on Sunday mornings; sold concert and drawing tickets; bought concert and drawing tickets; invited their family, friends and neighbors to the concert; cleared the facility calendar for the event; got contracts signed; signed contracts; booked hotel rooms for John McCutcheon and his road manager; borrowed and returned the stage from Trinity Episcopal Church in Menlo Park and the extra chairs from Harbor Light; wrote and made verbal announcements on Sundays; wrote announcements and articles for the weekly newsletter, Sunday bulletins and for the Window; cleaned up the campus; put up lights and a canopy; directed traffic; set-up before the event and cleaned-up afterwards; baked dozens of delicious cookies; made coffee; helped with the snack bar; decorated and set up the Vestry Room for the Artist and Crew Dinner; cooked and served wonderful soups, corn bread and desserts for the crew; donated wine and water…; washed all the dishes; cleaned up the kitchen; set up and take down the dressing room; ushered; sold CDs and books for John McCutcheon; created and printed the programs; showed great hospitality; did a wonderful job as MC/announcers; took photos; waited for the sound crew (Tesser and helper) to set up the sound systems and the lights before the events and to pack everything up afterwards; volunteered to be the docent of our Little Church; did all the accounting and analysis …and countless people who offered prayers and encouragements along the way.
Thank you, we appreciate all your support and ministering.
~Sylvia Ma and the McCutcheon Team