Sweet Seasons Summer Social Raises $5,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Summer social check presentationThe Sweet Seasons Summer Social, held Saturday, July 12, at Sweet Seasons Farm, raised $5,000 to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The event was hosted by Lookout Alabama magazine and Sweet Seasons Farm as part of their ongoing SSF/LA Outreach partnership.

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a potentially life-threatening genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. An estimated 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide) have CF. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is non-profit organization focused on supporting the development of new drugs to fight the disease, improving the quality of life for those with CF, and ultimately to finding a cure.

Adding a personal testimony, Jennifer Goggans of Fort Payne thanked the organizers, sponsors and attendees saying “it is events like these that make breakthroughs in cystic fibrosis treatment possible.” Jennifer and husband Dusty Goggans have two children with CF.

More than 100 people attended the social that included dinner and entertainment featuring live music by Jess Goggans and a sheep-dog demonstration by Richard Manning.

The event also featured both a live auction by Marilyn Taylor and silent auction of donated items made possible though the generosity of area businesses and individual craftsman and artisans.

More than a dozen businesses were also sponsors of the social: Kamama, Mentone Realty, Citizens Bank of Valley Head, State Farm Agent Mark Mitchell, Dixie Salvage, First State Bank, Southern Properties, Wallace Construction, DeVan Lowe Buick/GMC/Chysler/Dodge, Vaughn Construction Company, Martin Properties, Builders Supply Co., Times-Journal and FG Lumber Inc.

In-kind sponsors included: Stems & Styles, Mentone Inn, Metal Market, James and Company, Obix Hot Glass, E & J Gallo Winery, Back Forty Beer Company, South End Market Wine, Beverages and More, Sweet Seasons Farm and Lookout Alabama.

(A complete list of all sponsors and donators will be published in the Fall issue of Lookout Alabama).

SSF/LA Outreach provides funding for charities, non-profits organizations, scholarships, and initiatives that benefit the community. Funds are raised through events, sponsorships, campaigns and other community-based projects. Last year, the partnership raised money for Camp-Smile-A-Mile, an Alabama-based camp for children affected by cancer.

About Lookout Alabama
Lookout Alabama is a quarterly, regional magazine whose mission is to celebrate and promote the unique culture, history and environmental treasures of the Lookout Mountain region, with a goal of facilitating job creation and economic development in the area by increasing tourism.

About Sweet Seasons
Sweet Seasons Farm is one of the state’s oldest and largest sheep farms — featuring grass-fed sheep. The farm’s event barn is the centerpiece of the property and is host to many events throughout the year including weddings, reunions and other social occasions.

Contact: Randy Grider
rgrider at lookoutalabama.com/205-534-0089