Hi there & welcome to BdaKiNE.com 😁
We go to a lot of fundraisers and I’m telling you that I will ALWAYS remember this one!!! As you probably know, San Diego is experiencing a severe drought right now. Our average rainfall is 10 inches; in 2007 we had 3.85 inches of rain and each year since then the numbers have improved slightly but we are still well below our average.
So, for us to have rain in July is unheard of to say the least. Well, on July 18, the day of the Patrons’ OUTDOOR Gala, we had a storm like no other – rain, thunder, lightning and crazy humidity!!!! The storm brought 1.03 inches of rain which shatters the previous record for this date in 1922 of .01 inches of rain!!!
I’ve chaired big fundraisers before and we normally start setting up several days beforehand and the day of the event, we start working in the early morning. The day of the Patrons’ Gala, it rained ALL day until 3:30pm. I kept checking the Patrons‘ Facebook page waiting for the official announcement that they were cancelling the party.
To the credit of the organizers, they decided to proceed with the gala. I still cannot fathom how it was physically possible for them to set up tables for 600 people as well as decorate the venue in 2-1/2 hours. I was even more surprised that everyone actually showed up!
Back to the F Family, it’s so heart warming to see a multi-generational family that seem to actually like each other! The grandchildren showed genuine love, respect, and admiration for their grandparents.
And the grandfather was very proud to have his children and grandchildren involved in the business he started. I love that Mr & Mrs F are being such wonderful role models for their children and grandchildren on the importance of giving back to your community and being of service.
I am INSPIRED by the “F Family” and the Patrons of the Prado; they BdaKiNE.
Thank you for visiting BdaKiNE.com & have a grateful day 🌞 Hugs, Lori 😘