Why in the h.e. double hockey sticks would you go to Atlanta in July??? was the question posed to me oh, about 150 times.Â Sometimes, my friends, we don’t get to control the climate of our destination, nor the timing, and yes, even while the weekend was hot as Hades, it was totally worth the trip.Â Meringue Boutique of Atlanta, Rosebud Restaurant, SocialVest and a plethora of locally-based businesses bonded together in order to make the Virginia Highlands charity festival a success.
This was the first of hopefully many more “The Magical Rescue Tour” which benefited Friends of Dekalb Animals.Â Under the massive tent, there were tables lined with donated raffle and silent auction items, balloon bouquets, bands of streamers, a popcorn machine next to a cotton candy machine, a grill and vats of side dishes, face painting, live music from Parker Smith and the Bandwidth, wines, beers and a sweet tea vodka cocktail, pet focused vendors and yes, dogs to be adopted.
Thanks to all who came (including my long lost and new Atlanta-living friends and relatives, you know who you are!) and to the volunteers, vendors, and sponsors who faced the heat, melted but kept on working for the cause.
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a leading source of information for the “who, what, when, and where” of Washington, DC’s elite social, professional, and philanthropic scene, which she founded in November of 2006. In 2012 she launched Pacific Punch, based in Los Angeles. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, Virginia and when she’s not out on the town, she’s reading or writing while sipping fine wine, or traveling the country and the world ISO adventures, beauty, fun, food, style, libations, music, and the good life. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.