Support Purple Asparagus by Attending Corks & Crayons This Sunday – Aug 25

August 21, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Delicious Eats from Top Chefs, Family Activities, Silent Auction and More

This is the week that our friend and contributor, Melissa Graham, throws her annual party. Melissa leads Purple Asparagus, a Chicago based organization leading efforts to improve food options for our children. Purple Asparagus understands that 25% of Chicago’s children are overweight or obese, and the obesity rates for children in Chicago’s low-income communities may be as high as 70%. Purple Asparagus knows that it takes a lot of effort to move those horrific numbers. They teach the importance of cooking, shopping smartly and eating with relish. Cork & Crayons is Purple Asparagus’s major fundraiser. Please consider coming this Sunday if you have a chance. You can also participate in their silent auction without attending by following this link.

In their own words, they best describe the event:

Taking place in the gorgeous Greenhouse Loft and hosted by Logan Pause of the Chicago Fire, this year’s event will feature tastings from some of Chicago’s top chefs including Top Chef Contestants Heather Terhune (Sable) and Richie Farina (Moto). We’ll also be featuring Ale Syndicate brews, cocktails with Templeton Rye whiskey, Candid Wines, and delicious non-alcoholic beverages for the kids.

During the event there will be multiple activities to keep the entire family entertained including a mini farmer’s market, tours of the LEED Certified Green Exchange, a photo booth, an art experience from A Muse, a silent auction, raffle prize drawings, and of course, Chicago Fire’s own Logan Pause!

Corks & Crayons takes place this Sunday, August 25, from 4 to 7 PM. You can get your tickets here.

Some pics from previous Corks & Crayons events can be seen below.