At the start of 2016, a new year approaches, which will be sure to bring new adventures, stories, challenges, and photographs. Throughout the year, I’m always looking closely at individual images and projects, and find tremendous value in looking back at the greater picture, considering the forrest and not only the trees. It helps to get a sense of what I’m most proud of, the work that has been accomplished, lives that have been touched, the stories that have been captured, and where I can improve. Perhaps most of all, it underscores the amazing people and places I’ve gotten to visit throughout the year. 2016 will have just as many of those, and for that I’m grateful. Thanks to all who made 2015 a great year, and to those along for the ride this year!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lancaster County is hosting their 6th Annual Men Cooking From the Heart event on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 6 to 9 PM, at the Heritage Ballroom – Lancaster Convention Center.
This evening is described as a “grand tasting event where guests sample variety of gourmet dishes prepared by local celebrities- elected officials, business owners and professionals.” Jere Gish of WGAL Channel 8 is the emcee for the night and Jordan Bush Photography will be documenting the evening with friends at Deep Focus Pictures. M&T Universal – Tech, Garber Metrology, Tait Towers, Turkey Hill are among many other great sponsors of the night. Tickets are $75 per person or $600/table of 10. Proceeds benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lancaster County, and registration can be found at the Men Cooking from the Heart webpage.
Support in this night of culinary fun will have a lasting impact on the children of our community for years to come. Details: Volunteer chefs also face a fun and challenging competition as they battle for the coveted “Master Chef” title and trophy. When guests donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters in the honor of their favorite chef each dollar raised counts as 1 vote; the chef that raises the most “votes” wins the title while all the proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lancaster and children throughout Lancaster County. This event also features a silent auction that provides guests with an additional opportunity to support the agency. Auction items are donated by local businesses and organizations and include desirable items such as tickets to professional sporting or performance events; memberships to local fitness centers; jewelry; autographed sports memorabilia; travel packages; as well as some interesting items such as wine gift basket; a fitness floor; and even free pizza for a year!