by Paula Deen
The sand gnats must have been plum scared off when they heard 250 people were coming over to my backyard the other night, because I didn’t get bit once. It really was a magical night for me. I loved getting to talk to every one of the wonderful people who came out to meet me and my family, eat some good food and even dance a little under a beautiful moon. With your generous help, we raised just over $100,000.00 for one of the charities most dear to my heart, Bethesda Home For Boys. I want to thank my staff, whose talents never stop amazing me, for doing everything it took (and I know it was a lot) to make this wonderful event happen. And most of all, I want to thank all the guests who turned their pockets inside out and gave so generously. I love, love, love you all.