There are some who grow veggies, some who grow fruit. Some that raise cattle, and some that prepare organic soups. No, this is not a Dr. Seuss poem, rather a typical scene at one of our local farmers’ markets.
Business-savvy women from all over town came to take in the festivities at the 25th Bakersfield Women’s Business Conference. Held at the Rabobank Arena Theater Convention Center, attendees perused the area for wares for purchase along with some free samples and countless services to benefit women. There was also a delicious luncheon that the ladies partook in while listening to speakers including Randi Zuckerberg of Facebook fame.
Both a gala and golf tournament, this patriotic event that benefited TAPS, a nonprofit that provides assistance to the military and armed forces communities, brought in over $60,000. The dinner was hosted at the Crystal Palace, where attendees took in the colors of our country while enjoying guest speakers who gave insight as to why supporting the organization was so crucial.
The Bakersfield Association of REALTORS hosted their second annual Wine Tasting & Auction event at Motor City Lexus. Representing Team Bringing Home the Cure, there was wine from an assortment of California wineries, a live and silent auction, and 10 different local restaurants provided delicious food for all of those in attendance. Some of the prizes were as grand as an African Safari for two, and all proceeds went to benefit the team’s efforts.
The annual Best of Bakersfield event was a smash success. Locals clamored for tickets to this amazing night, full of fun, auctions, a gourmet dinner, and most of all: philanthropy. All funds raised help Global Family and its Daughter Project protect young girls worldwide who are at risk of trafficking and abuse, and now that includes Kern County, where Daughter Project clubs will be formed to help educate local girls and give them a safe place to stay.
The local nonprofit that helps to mentor youngsters in our community—Garden Pathways—held its annual High Tea at the Seven Oaks Country Club. Many notable figures in our community, like Assemblywoman Shannon Grove, were present to partake in a delicious lunch while listening to motivational speeches and enjoying entertainment provided by the many children who’ve been helped by Garden Pathways.