With donations by Café Lago, The Pike Brewing Company, Noble Wines, support from Montlake Community Club and Montlake Elementary PTA and by all of the community pizza enthusiasts who purchased event tickets, the “Benefit Pizza Party” was a heartwarming success that will fund a new shed for the Montlake Elementary Garden Program.
Carla Leonardi, Café Lago owner, was presented with the fundraising opportunity by LeAna Alvarado-Smith, Montlake Community Club board member, after the Community Club received a request from Cheri Bloom, Montlake Elementary Garden Program.
Carla, who kept the wood fired pizza flowing, was absolutely thrilled at the success of the event, shared “What a wonderful event! I was overwhelmed by Montlake’s generosity! Everyone was in such great spirits, the kids were all smiling, sun was shining, the whole afternoon had a magical feeling. Thank you Montlake!”
Elementary PTA provided assistance to facilitate online ticket sales. “It was amazing to have so many groups work together for this fun and beneficial event; I am honored to have been involved and proud to live in such a wonderful neighborhood” said LeAna.
Cheri Bloom shared a similar sentiment, “It was wonderful to see support for the project from community members as well as parents and students of Montlake Elementary School. Carla and her staff were amazing and the entire event exemplified community. We are filled with gratitude.”
Cheri will keep the community posted on installation timing but hopes to have it up this spring.