Saturday, June 9, 2012

Bacchanalia Goes to the Hurricane Hole

    Key West Bacchanalia took over the Hurricane Hole for the Celebrity Cook-Off Friday evening.    The crowd was a good one to support The Darrell Gwynn Foundation who's mission is to provide SUPPORT for people with paralysis and PREVENT spinal cord injuries.     You can see all that Darrell Gwynn and his foundation have accomplished at or join them at .   I have to say that it was a pleasure to spend a few minutes talking with Darrell last night, talking about the pas5t and the present with a man that is so determined and strong in a very special way.     Key West Bacchanalia is a drive to benefit the Darrel Gwynn Foundation and half of the ticket sales will be donated so Darrell's fine work can continue. 

Darrell Gwynn Foundation
Founded in 2002 by champion NHRA drag racer Darrell Gwynn and his wife Lisa, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation works to provided awareness, prevention, support and ultimately a cure for paralysis. Since its founding, DGF has donated over $1M in wheelchairs. On average, the Foundation donates two to three high-tech, customized, wheelchairs every month. On the right is wheelchair recipient, 15 year old Erasmo Portilla with his old chair (right) and new chair (left) which will enable him to live with more independence and as well as properly support his posture, significantly decreasing his back pain and risk of further spine dama

      The food and rum were a big part of the night last night, with the Cook-off and the presents of Robert Pallone, Florida Rum Ambassador from Ron Zacapa and  Eric Morales Snyder Rum Ambassador for the Rums of Puerto Rico.   It was an exciting evening of visiting with some old friends and meeting some new ones.  

     The events continue today with the Grand Tasting at Rick's beginning at 3:00 pm and running until 7:00pm.    I'm going to try to stop by between 6 and 7 tonight and will hopefully see you there as well.   ;o)