Talk about taking a brilliant idea and turning it into reality in oh, less than 10 days, all for a good cause. That’s what Tom Meyer and his staff (aka his family) of Clyde’s Restaurant Group did when they decided to do a charity concert on November 11th at The Hamilton Live for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.Ã‚Â Everyone involved worked tirelessly to pull this off, selling tickets, finding sponsors, silent auction and raffle items and making the benefit an overall success.
Six hundred tickets were sold with 100% of the proceeds going toward the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Sandy ReliefÃ‚Â . When the final tally came in Clyde’s Restaurant Group raised a whooping $68,139 from this fundraiser.
The evening, which was emceed by NBC4 Anchor Wendy Rieger, included a special night of music, The BandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Last Waltz (The Band being Bob DylanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 1960Ã¢â‚¬Â²s backing band), paying tribute to The BandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s historic 1976 Thanksgiving evening farewell concert. Guests also enjoyed a Ã¢â‚¬Å“turkey parfaitÃ¢â‚¬Â dinner, just as the original audience received.