Robert Godwin has been covering the non-profit scene in Austin from the time of blue jeans and backyard barbeques to the black-tie galas of today. With over 20,000 events recorded by word and photo, Godwin leads the leagues in rubber chicken consumption. As a constant witness to the power of publicity, he now seeks to enlist a legion of assistants by sharing his knowledge of the publicity process.
Preludes and Accolades for Toast of the Town’s 30th Anniversary
You know it’s Spring when St. David’s Foundation presents Preludes and Accolades, the first notice of the upcoming Toast of the Town parties that fund the Neal Kocurek/St. David’s Scholarships. This year will be all the more fun as it marks the 30th anniversary of the Toast parties. Chancellor Francisco and Graciela Cigarroa served as hosts for the evening in their usual graciously impeccable style. Even Mother Nature cooperated with a beautiful evening as guests gathered under the tents in the back yard. A very special treat this year was the presence of Chefs Kelly Casey (Hudson’s on the Bend), David Garrido (Garrido’s), Harvey Harris (Sienna Restaurant) and Tony Sansalone (Driskill Hotel). Rounding out the treats offered by the chefs was a buffet from Austin Catering.
Tabletop displays offered a preview of this year’s party offerings that guests clustered about throughout the evening. As always, picking which parties to attend is like picking one diamond out of a sack full. As they pondered their decisions, music by Ray Benson drew them to the band stage. It was all too much fun to leave, so the announced ending time came and went with folks still enjoying the evening.
Calendar of Events
- Wimberley Arts Fest
The Waters Point13401 RR 12Wimberley, TX 78676 Saturday, April 22, 10am – Sunday, April 23, 2017, 5pm The Wimberley Valley Art League hosts its 9th annual Arts Fest at a new location directly on the B…
- Austin Food + Wine: Feast Under the Stars
Austin Food + Wine Festival800 W Riverside Dr, Austin, Texas 78704 Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6:30pm Join us Thursday night before the festival for our prelude event. We’re rolling out the tabletops an…
- UMLAUF Garden Party: "Under a Texas Sky"
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum605 Robert E. Lee RoadAustin TX 78704 Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6:30 – 9:30pm UMLAUF's Garden Party, this year on Thursday, April 27, and themed "Under a…
- 2017 Austin Food + Wine Festival
Austin Food + Wine Festival800 W Riverside Dr, Austin, Texas 78704 Friday, April 28 – Sunday, April 30, 2017 Get prepped for tastings, libations, hands-on grilling demos, and more from the world’s ris…
- Stand Up for CareBOX Program
Atlassian Austin303 Colorado Street, Austin, Texas Friday, April 28, 2017, 7 – 11pm The Second Annual Stand Up for CareBOX Program event features Austin's funniest comedians, locally crafted beer…