This past weekend I had the privilege of attending an evening of gourmet tastings from 35 of Tulsa’s best restaurants.
Although the appetizers, dinner and desserts were delectable, what followed was the true meat of the evening. A silent and live auction, and a raffle brought in the majority of the evening’s fundraising efforts. Guests were then rewarded with dancing to the live music of OMG It’s the 80s!
It was the 32nd annual Taste of Tulsa, a fundraising event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma.
Big Brothers Big Sisters matches a Big or role model from among their volunteers with a Little from those needy children ages 6 to 18 enrolled from our community. Most come from single parent homes, poverty, and parental incarceration.
Anyone who has ever raised children knows it takes a village to raise a child. The list is endless. There’s direct family, grandparents, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, employers, politicians, nonprofits, faith communities, businesses, and international governmental groups.
For those children who have been slighted of their village, let’s all reach into our checkbooks and our hearts to offer them our money, our time, and or our love to give them a taste of what growing up in Tulsa should be like! ♡
Let’s all give our world a Taste of Tulsa. Showing our hospitality by inviting others to come fellowship and dine with us. But also showing what we’re made of. Hard working, loving people that strive to make their community a better place. Let’s all make Tulsa our village. And come taste what it has to offer!
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.
Love and laughter,