Despite the miserable ice storm outside, we had a very good turnout for our Bikes to Rwanda/MARBC Celebration this evening. Half the proceeds earned tonight are earmarked for Bikes to Rwanda - and thanks to the coffee lovers in town who were willing to brave the elements, we raised
$132.00 $150.00!!! We're not sure what that buys in terms of bike parts, but we'll find out - we're sure it'll go a long way to helping some farmers become more efficient with transportation.
Belle, John and Sonja all said it was a blast for them - they had a great time explaining their signature drinks and how they developed the drinks for competition. People were extremely impressed with their creativity and execution - many came back to try two or three of the drinks being served. Credit also to Michelle who kept the "regular" bar open for the three hours of the celebration serving up Rwandan coffees and everything else on the bar menu.
It was a terrific night for everyone and lots of fun best we can tell from the enthusiasm we witnessed. We wish the weather was a bit better so more folks could've enjoyed the festivities. But the leftover wine will be but to use tomorrow night for a combined birthday party for Lauren and John - so nothing will go to waste!
Thanks again to everyone for making this a successful evening. A special note of thanks to Tom Moertel for your generous contribution even though you couldn't stay for the festivities. Troy - the check will be in John's hands when he goes to the Jam. Thanks for the inspiration and for your leadership in the cause for Bikes to Rwanda.