When the vestry at All Saints Episcopal Church committed our parishioners to funding a house for Habitat for Humanity on Hilton Head Island, it didn't take much persuading for me to assume chairmanship of the fundraising committee.
The huge success of an event at The Jazz Corner last March gave our committee the encouragement to move forward with a fall project, which we dubbed "Soup, Salad and Silent Auction" to take place on Oct. 5 in our newly renovated Gordon Mann Hall.
As we looked for possible partners in this endeavor it seemed like a natural fit to ask our neighbors at Congregation Beth Yam to help out with the soup. Who makes better soup than Jewish grandmothers? In a New York minute, Beth Yam member Randy Kurjan agreed.
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Then the other shoe fell. Construction on our venue was behind schedule. Our hall might not be ready. Back to Beth Yam we went with a request to use its social hall as a backup. Again, no problem. Happy to help us help Habitat.
We're now looking forward to an exciting event and to some delicious chicken soup.