By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2019
Executive Director, Kim Goddard
Summer in Broken Arrow’s Rose District is even cooler this year with the 16th annual Wine, Eats and Easels (WEE) event, supporting Broken Arrow Neighbors, taking place on the solstice, June 21, 2019. The best party of the year will again be hosted at the Rose District Pavilion and The Museum Broken Arrow from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Guests will enjoy entertainment, art, food and beverage selections from popular area restaurants, featured local artists, and much more in the beautiful town center. Home-grown celebrity and sax virtuoso, Grady Nichols will perform, and guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the expanded addition of a Beer Garden serving craft beers. Broken Arrow Brewery, as well as several more local craft beer brands, will be available. Other activities include the ever-popular butt sketch artist, a photo booth and a wine pull. There is something for everyone! Growing in popularity, Wine, Eats, and Easels was named Rose District Fan Favorite in 2016. This extraordinary event is one of the largest fundraisers supporting Broken Arrow Neighbors, a nonprofit organization providing “assistance with dignity” to neighbors in need.
Sponsorships are available, with levels beginning at $250. Sponsors will be invited to a pre-event party under a dedicated VIP tent starting an hour before general admission and will be treated to champagne and extras to celebrate their commitment to the cause. Sponsorships are available now by contacting eat0@eau0eav0eaw0. Sponsorship opportunities are listed on the BA Neighbors website at www.baneighbors.org/newscurrent-events/wee/.
Broken Arrow Neighbors Executive Director, Kim Goddard, recognizes WEE as one of the most important fundraising events for the organization. “I love this event for a couple of reasons,” she said. “It benefits BA Neighbors, and in turn those individuals we are serving. It is also a great event for the City of Broken Arrow, in that it truly showcases the Rose District Pavilion and Main Street, as well as the Museum.” All proceeds from WEE directly benefit the organization as a whole, allowing more flexibility for items they need to provide for those they serve, whether for the food pantry or the dental and vision clinics. BA Neighbors is currently in the process of completing a new stand-alone 3500 square foot warehouse. “This is a perfect time for a successful fundraiser,” said Kim.
Broken Arrow Neighbor’s facility has experienced incredible growth in the past few years to accommodate the demand in our area. The community garden was recently enhanced and provides fresh fruit and vegetables to distribute. “We roll quite a bit of the produce from the garden directly into the pantry,” Kim said. The garden is tended entirely by volunteers. “We are so blessed in so many ways at Broken Arrow Neighbors, because so many people believe in our mission and are eager to help.”
For more information on Wine, Eats, and Easels and Broken Arrow Neighbors, follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WineEatsandEaselsBA or visit their website at www.baneighbors.org.
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