So we headed out to Tommy T's Comedy & Dinner Theatre at 10a.m. to setup for the days events. After a hour of setting up and a bit of car shuffling we finally we're happy with our display. We were welcomed with amazing weather and the slight scent of food from the Spaghetti Factory that was right next door to the club.
We watched as the people appeared and met with James, the owner of Tommy T's and the organizer of the River City Food Bank Fundraiser. We also met a fine young man named Michael, a child with Muscular Dystrophy, who happened to be passing by with Bernadette Gonzalez, Fundraising Coordinator with the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Sacramento. Michael loved the cars and we were happy to hook him up with some vinyls for his scooter and took a few pictures for some new memories.
As soon as the food was ready, we all headed upstairs to get our grub on. The club was dimly lit and a live band was playing some blues as we found our seats. After the band finished our friend, William Page showed us to the kitchen where the smells of BBQ'ed chicken and tri-tip awaited us. Once we returned to our seats and proceeded to chow down, the food was freaking amazing! I went back... for thirds. During our meal we listened to FiveStar, a rapper from San Jose, perform his set. I found myself chewing to the baseline. Not bad.
All in all we were able to raise $135.00 for the fundraiser. Although it might not seem like much, every penny we helped raise went to helping the Food Bank find a new home. They have less than a few months before they need to move out of their temporary building. So please check out www.rivercityfoodbank.org for more information on how you can help out.
- Posted by Jazel Gonzalez