Submitted by Mary Beth on Wed, 06/01/2016 - 2:31pm
The Maxtravaganza, the Max Schewitz Foundation's annual fundraiser, was held 5/21 on Max's birthday at Elawa Farm. Rob Carmichael, curator of the wildlife Discovery Center, and his staff introduced our guests to creatures who live at the WDC, while many of us told stories about Max as we toasted him on his birthday. A full, blue moon rose over the eastern sky as we sat down to dinner in the barn on a picture perfect evening, and many felt Max must have played a role in such a magical evening. Student volunteers from Lake Forest High School, led by Ashley Mudd, assisted with all tasks; Judy Suson's flower arrangements graced the tables and Belvedere Banquet's food was simply delicious as usual. Happily, we also met our fundraising goals with the assistance of volunteer auctioneer, Tucker Olson, and had the pleasure of the presence at the Maxtravaganza of our raffle winner! Margie and her family are selecting dates for a vacation stay in Mexico!