The Energy Ball was a huge success, but it wouldn’t have been without a ton of people and businesses stepping up and helping… so, here goes!
First, a big Thank you goes to The Bothys, the Bedhead Betty Duo, and especially Christy Crandall, who ran sound for the entire evening! Christy was actually at the venue before me setting up, making sure everything would be perfect for the event!
Also, thanks to Native Nurseries for the gifts of 4 native wild flowers for each of our award recipients!
Second, huge thanks to Lisa’s Bartenders, Wine-Warehouse Tallahassee, and Fermentation Lounge – Lisa donated their services, and the Wine Warehouse and Fermentation Lounge donated wine and beer at cost! Also many thanks to Native Nurseries, who donated the native wildflowers given to the Energy Innovator Award Winners.
Third, thanks go to the food venues that donated platters: Los Amigos, Miccosukee Root Cellar, Olive Garden, Posey’s Steam Room & Oyster Bar, Sahara, Samrat, Tastebudz, Tomato Land Produce, Treva’s Pastries and Fine Foods, and Uptown Cafe and Catering.
Of course, a huge thank you to our two Hydro Sponsors: Kraft Nissan and EarthSTEPS, LLC. And Friends: Environmental Visions Achieved, Eric Friall, June Noel, Rebecca Bruce, LMT, Coastal Reflections, Tonya Mantay, LMT, Pattie Maney, Dr. Rachel Sutz-Pienta, Melissa Forehand, LMT, and Ron and Eileen Patrick.
Then there were the silent auction donations: Coastal Reflections, Rebecca E Bruce, LMT, The Great Bicycle Shop, Mickee Faust Club, Black Dog Cafe, Cabos Island Grill And Bar, Bike Eat Shop Tallahassee BEST, Nan Currance, Acme Rhythm and Blues, Joe’s Bike Shop, Tallahassee Nurseries, Rachel Sutz Pienta, Bali Hi Trading Company, Consignments By Jane, Tish Cunningham, Dorothy Skofronick, Athena’s Garden, Melissa Forehand, LMT, Quarter Moon Imports, Loud Voice Books, Tonya Mantay, LMT, The Other Side Vintage, Ken and Joan Hendrix, Momo’s Pizza, Kool Beanz Cafe, Pattie Maney, Yarn Therapy, Really Knit Stuff, Kim McShane, Ron Patrick and friends, and Gentle Nails.
Finally the people: Hosts: Commissioner Gil Ziffer and Representative Alan Williams, Tabitha Frazier, Rachel Sutz Pienta, LaRae Donnellan, Tammy McShane, The FAMU Green Coalition, FAMU ESSO, Brian Lee, Bike Eat Shop Tallahassee BEST members, Shelly Searcy, Anne Allen, and Samantha Allen. Also Paul Beich and Ron Patrick for working to help find Music when I was panicking
Several of these local businesses told me that in these economic times, they are still struggling – yet wanted to do something positive in the community to support our cause. So, please, if you are able, support the local businesses. Thanks!