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February 14, 2010

A Saturday Night Out~FFA Fundraiser & Volpi's

Last Night we attended a Petaluma High School FFA Boosters Fundraiser Dinner and Dance. This event was held at the Petaluma Elk's Lodge. There were Live and Silent Auctions items and raffle tickets for many prizes with all proceeds benefiting the Agriculture Department for Petaluma High School. Our table....

Sandy's cherished Raffle Prize & her ride home..... Dominic and I both attended Petaluma High School so it feels good to support this type of event. And fun to see people that attended high school with us who are now some of the parents of the kids benefiting from the Ag program at Petaluma High. Our Designated Driver on the right and more friends (thanks Mark!)........ Friends....highly motivated, they're training to compete in a marathon! More friends.... About 250 - 300 in attendance.... One of the live auctions items was a Wild Game or Fresh Fish Feed for 10. All proceeds from this item going towards the Dairy Judging Team's trip to Scotland in June Read more about the Dairy Judging Team that Dominic coaches and their upcoming trip to the Royal Highland Show in Scotland. Here's Dominic talking up the Team and pumping up the bidders..... This item raised $1500 dollars for the Team! Chantilly, who was patiently waiting in the car for her owners, came in for a little break.She's a pure bred Maltese....so cute!

The party moved downtown to Volpi's afterward..... The Volpi family, a long line of Dairy Ranchers that extends a few generations. They sold their herd of Holstein cows some years ago but continue to milk goats at the present time. Mr. Volpi (center) and other friends... Love this place! This is the bar area, a separate room from the restaurant. Volpi's used to be a speakeasy with a secret back entrance in prohibition days....

Such a feeling of Petaluma history comes over me every time I visit. The walls are covered with old photos and wild game.... A fun night in it's entirety! _____________________________________________ Happy Valentine's Day ! A yummy cocktail to share. There's just something so delicious about chocolate and raspberries together and when you have them both in a cocktail....what can be better? Chocolate Covered Raspberry~ Ingredients 1-ounce raspberry liqueur (recommended: Chambord) 1-ounce bourbon, (recommended: Maker's Mark) 1-ounce chocolate liqueur, (recommended: Godiva) 1/2-ounce heavy cream Ice Fresh raspberry, for garnish Directions In a cocktail shaker, add the raspberry liqueur, bourbon, chocolate liqueur, heavy cream, and ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a fresh raspberry and serve Cheers! Pin It

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