Over 1200 people attended the Food Faire, held on April 30th.
Cheryl Caffarella Wilson has kindly shared her photos with us.
Not quite full cupcake carousel (love those cupcakes!)
Jack & the Bean Soup (obviously) - nifty display
SACS member and volunteer, Joy Fields, has her booth ready to go
SACS MAB member, Melba Jaramillo, prepares the blood screening registration desk
It looks like the entire phlebotomy team is signing up to get blood tests...
Officially open now...our membership desk was steadily busy
That's one way to hitch a ride
Hotel Catering Manager, Leanne, waits for her blood test along with a few others
Chebe was popular, as always
Lynn Cote of New Life waits on Dr Hanks of the SACS MAB
Your GF Kitchen had a temporary lull so I quickly took this pic
SACS member/volunteer, Ed Simmendinger, decided he would rather help out at the screening registration area rather than in the lobby...he was a great help to them
It was just another boring pic until I turned it red to go with the whole blood screening theme...all the tables are full with people getting blood draws
Our tireless blood test data entry team, Paul Rieck (L) and Drew Schofield (R)
Cel-Kids had some fun activities going on just across from the screening area
Diagnosed less than a year ago, Doris Steinle jumped right in and got involved in SACS...she was such a cheerful greeter!
Silent Auction area on the lobby terrace
Not as crowded as it got at times, but we had over 1200 attendees!
Door prize or membership?
A couple of ladies taking their time at the Silent Auction
Guest sign-in went much smoother this year
This guy was having a great time at the Cel-Kids table
Author/Researcher Melissa Diane Smith, talks to some guests
Melba explains that one must be 18 yrs of age before they can receive the blood test from our group
Crackers and packages of cheese sauce ready to be picked up
Newest MAB member, Carmen Palacio (L), is happy to see her long-time friend (and sometimes mentor), fellow dietician, Nancy Schuller. We were happy to see Nancy again.
Dr Pearson speaks with some guests...there were a line of them waiting to talk to him
UDI's!!!!! (need I say more???) They brought the sandwich back (for me anyway)
Some of the fine female Medical Professionals of our MAB group
Marissa Pebley and friend host the Go Girl booth
KGUN-9 TV Chief Meteorologist, Erin Christiansen, was visiting the GFFF in an unofficial capacity
MAB members, Nancy (back to us), Carmen and Georgina visit
GF Magic booth (those cupcakes!!!)
Melissa and Nancy catch up a bit
Shelli Hanks MD (seated) hugs daughter, Lindsey--who was a volunteer helper in one of the vendor booths
Lotus Garden owner and chef, Darryl Wong was making the rounds (who was running his booth while he was doing this :-o?)
I think Shelli's & Lindsey's expressions were priceless
The Picazzos crew that was there on Sat...they said it was well worth it
SACS Member/volunteer, Jack Cohen-Joppa, agreed to help in the Jonathan's Cork restaurant booth with owner, Colette Landeen, who also chairs the Tucson Originals Restaurant organization.
An unhappy customer...NOT! It's Cheryl's hubby mugging for the camera while Meg Roop RN of our MAB, prepares to draw blood