Then as the hour approached the clouds parted and the rain stopped - obviously the weather gods know what great work LCSC does for the people in need in the community and so smiled down on the party.
According to an article about the event in the Lakewood Patch over 270 people attended the event to help the cause, hear some great music and eat some really great food.
When he wasn't joining Kristen on stage, Chef Steve Schimoler, of the renown Crop Bar and Bistro was making sure everything was going as planned in his outdoor kitchen. Below Chef Schimoler puts the finishing touches on his amazing heritage tomato salad.
Midway through the evening was an informative program which discussed the mission of LCSC, recognized the efforts of many community leaders, and announced the winners of the evening's raffles.
The students from Lakewood High School's Culinary Arts department were among those recognized and thanked for their contributions toward the evening and the mission of the LCSC. After the program the students graciously posed and give a big thumbs up!
When the dining was done and the program over, Schmilor's band Cream of the Crop rocked out the night. (By the way, one of the band is no other than Lakewoodite Donnie DiCarlo who is a chef at Lakewood's Merry Arts (second musician on right)).
Above Colin McEwen of the Lakewood Patch captures the action for the Patch! Colin's photos of the evening accompany the article.