|Fabulicious!, the family cookbook written by Teresa Guidice.|
For those who aren't aware, Sergio & Co. Italian Specialties lost over $150,000 in food and equipment, so his loyal customers are helping to raise money on his behalf, to help him rebuild. Our Save Sergio & Co. page on facebook received over 1,700 likes in just over a week. There have been many small, independent fundraisers (including Stella & Dot, Ward Vogt Designs, and Keys to Learning), and we've received over $7,000 in personal donations since September 1. Having Teresa Guidice come sign her books would get tons of fans to the fundraiser, raise some money (as we would have a minimum donation fee of $5 per person to attend), and take it over the top. Perfect.
I found out that a friend I went to high school with is friends with Teresa, so I asked her to pitch the idea for me, which she graciously did (thanks Jeanne). I anxiously wait to hear back from her, hoping that Teresa will come and do the signing. She lives locally and seems to have a very generous heart, so I am hoping that will increase the chances of her coming to do the signing. What an honor and thrill it would be to have Teresa come and do a book signing for Sergio's!
Cross your fingers and say a little prayer that Teresa will do it. If she does, I promise to post it right away, so that we can have a big turnout, and a great event.
To read more about the devastation in Denville, NJ, including Sergio & Co., and the grassroots effort that I started to help Sergio, read Flood Won't Keep This Town Down by Lisa Kintish.