Over a nine week period we had a total of 19 meals.
Meals ranged from an intimate dinner for 8 to a private food truck rodeo for 135.
Prices ranged from $20 for a chili block party to $100 for gourmet dinner parties.
There were 536 tickets sold for just over $26,800. Best of all, we have many new friends who participated this year for the first time.
Our widely-circulated Meals from the Market booklet attracted ads bringing in additional dollars. After expenses, the 2013 Meals from the Market brought in just over $32,000.00! These dollars will go directly to Durham Central Park, Inc. for managing and developing the wonderful green space in downtown Durham, including the Pavilion at Durham Central Park.
This year we are also proud to report that an additional $612 were earned for fellow non-profit Liberty Arts, the sculpture-casting facility in the heart of the park who co-hosted the eighth annual Pig Pickin’ in the Park.
Enthusiasm for further developing “Wanderland” on the east side of the the park is growing. Plans for the next phase, “Mt. Merrill,” were showcased at the meals and were well received.
It’s fun to enjoy great food and conversation and make the park a better place all at the same time!
Thanks to everyone who participated. We couldn’t continue to make Durham Central Park the wonderful place it is without your help.