Thursday, November 25, 2010

Friday Philosophy- Harvesting Blessings

Never tire of doing what is good; you will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time. - Gal.6:9

Diamond Bar High School Orchestra
 Starry, Starry, Night" was the title for the 7th annual holiday gala by the Diamond Bar Community Foundation. Carrying the baton of community goodwill long now that the Diamond Bar Improvement Association is defunct, once a year the foundation honors someone who exemplifies that verse. In style.

If only the voice of the instruments was heard, no one would know that they were listening to a suburban high school. Their Pachabel Canon in D Major brought tears to my eyes.

Carolyn on the dance floor with lucky date
 This year's honoree, Carolyn Anderson of Waste Management is one of those people who lights up the room when she walks in. In the decade-plus I have known Carolyn, I have never once heard her complain. Her modus operandi is to ask if there is a problem and then get to solving. Always with a smile.

No concern is too small for Carolyn if it helps her company's clients. Can't remember what holidays the trash pick up is delayed? It was Carolyn's suggestion to the company to send a friendly reminder phone call.

DB Friends of the Library President Rick Rodgers salivated over the meal. Running into him the next morning while he moved to one of his myriad of charitable functions, Rick mentioned the dinner was good a meal as he's ever been served at a banquet. Parties by Panache deserves the credit.

Attention to color and detail like sprinkling of parsley set Panache meals above typical catering presentation.  

 Drum Roll- Some of the guests that evening -

Dave Roberto with wife and DBCF President and Chair of Event Jody
Treasurer Jolene Zirbes with daughter Joanna

Gene and Helen Doss

Trisha and John Bowler go together like cuffs and cuff links

Bridget del Rio Cortez (American Cancer Society) and friends take break from DJ Paul Ullrich's danceable tunes: Sinatra through Santana.
Gerry and I
 I would like to thank our hosts for the event, Matt Rezvani (BP Petroleum) and wife Debbi, for an extraordinary start to the holiday season. Without your kindness, I would never have learned that it is easier to dance in a cast than walk):- Knowing you, being allowed to be a part of your lives, is an on-going blessing.

Image of Gerry and I courtesy of Laura Kobzeff


OldLady Of The Hills said...

This looks like it was a wonderful evening...Great Music, Wonderful Dinner and Dancing, too! As you said, a great event to begin the Holiday Season!

Anonymous said...

Love this post! It brought back the wonderful memories of that night. Thanks for posting the photo of John and me. It's a good one, thank you!
Don't know how in the world I missed Joanna Z in that dress with her blond curls. WOW!!
You are so right about the music of the orchestra. Of course after all the years of traveling with the Diamond Bar HS music department it's what I have grown to expect. VERY professional! Steve Aciani is one of the best in the business and to think I knew him when he was a student teacher helping with the band.
Love it that you posted the link to the Pinach Caterers. I did have one criticism that night. The filet mignon is always near rare. None at our table liked it that way. I did let them know about it as that is how any company improves.
Great evening and great post!
Hugs, Trisha

Anonymous said...

I knew him when he was a student teacher helping with the band.
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