Farm to Table Dinner Raises Nearly $12,000 for Bronson Children’s Hospital
Carlson Farms in Lawton recently hosted its first Farm to Table dinner to raise money for Bronson Children’s Hospital. The dinner was a huge success, with nearly 300 people attending and raising $11,710 for Bronson’s NICU camera project. This project, through the Bronson Health Foundation, allows families to log-in to a video camera view of their hospitalized infant when they can’t be at the baby’s bedside.
“We wanted to do something to showcase local food and chefs while supporting an important cause,” says host Norm Carlson. “It was a great feeling to see so many people here sharing in a meal to benefit Bronson Children’s Hospital.”
The four-course plated dinner was supported by several different local chefs including chef Jason from Bronson, chef Russ from Latitude 42, chef Kris from Bell’s Brewery and chefs Brad and Pat from Food Dance. It was also supported by a variety of local vendors including Organic Gypsy, Free Love Bakery, Sarkozy Bakery, Victorian Bakery and hosts Norm and Karen Carlson of Carlson Farms. Those in attendance also enjoyed live music throughout the event.
“We were so pleased to be a part of such a wonderful event to bring people together in support of children’s health,” says Terry Morrow, vice president of development and community health for Bronson Healthcare. “The money raised will make a difference to the families of our youngest patients.”
Chef Jason McClellan, who created one of the courses, noted that the setting made the meal that much more special. “The Carlson’s were generous to host the meal on their farm and create a memorable community event,” says McClellan.
Please enjoy the beautiful photo gallery, courtesy of Chelsea Purgahn Photography.