Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Rainbow Omega Dinner 2009

Last night Tony and I went to the 2nd Annual Rainbow Omega Benefit Dinner here in Huntsville. It was a really fun evening. Rainbow Omega is a home for developmentally disabled adults, and my friend (Jackie’s cousin) Little Mickey Payer lives there. The dinner is designed to raise money for Rainbow Omega so that they can continue with the work they do there. They have about 80 residents and it is truly a wonderful work. I encourage you to go to their web site and read more about all the wonderful work they do:

Last night’s speaker was Dick Hoyt, the father of the father-son Team Hoyt. His son, Ricky, was born in 1962 and shortly after diagnosed as a spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy. Through determination and effort, Ricky is now able to communicate through a computer and together Dick and Ricky compete in multiple marathons and triathlons all over the country. I cannot even begin to tell the story as it should be told, but you should definitely go to their web site and read their story – it is one of the most inspirational stories you will ever come across.

The dinner was good. There was salad, of course; and the main dish was chicken florentine with pasta and vegetables. It was pretty good too. Although I tend to think that the chicken at these sort of events is always a bit rubbery. But, overall it wasn't bad. It was definitely better than some other dinners I've had. The dessert was either lemon cake or chocolate. We both went for the lemon. It was lighter and not as rich or sweet as the chocolate looked. It was a really fun night. Here are some pictures from the evening.

Tony and I at the dinner.

I think we look kind of scared here.

Here's one of me and Little Mickey.

I took this one of Lisa and Candy when they weren't looking.
It looks like they are having a laugh.

The salad and dessert.

The main course.

The reason I attend.

The guy playing the harp took this photo of me and Tony.
Do we look like we are on the moon?

Tony wanted a new twitter picture. So, I took this one, but he didn't like it.
I guess he'll have to look for another pose.

1 comment:

Mary McLaughlin said...

Ya'll clean up well!