Among the many heartwarming aspects of The 2019 Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions is how the extraordinary generosity of restaurants inspires the generosity of so many others. Vineyards, breweries, and other vendors around town see the benevolence of restaurants in donating amazing experiences for the benefit of our area’s hungry, and follow their example. Take T&N Printing. Without hesitation, T&N printed all of the posters for the auctions that are displayed at participating restaurants and other locations, just as they did for the prior auctions in 2016. (Want to display one at your business? Just ask!) Likewise, Monticello Media is running a free radio advertisement throughout the auctions, to help spread the word.
And then there is Watermark Design, the award-winning design studio founded by Darcey Lacy. With expertise in branding, logos, and package design, Watermark boasts such clients as Champion Brewing Company, The Clifton, and Castle Hill Cider, among many more. The company has become so popular that the demands of its paying clientele are more than enough to fill each work week. And yet, Lacy and her team still made time to do all of the design work for The 2019 Charlottesville 29 Restaurants Auctions, just as they did for the prior auctions. They designed the posters, coasters, and logo for the auctions, all for no charge. As if those in-kind donations were not enough, Watermark Design went even further. For the coasters, they identified the best vendor to produce them, ordered the coasters, and paid the vendor for production — an expense of many hundreds of dollars, all in support of the auctions.
Thank you, Watermark Design. And thank you to all of the other vendors who have helped our area’s hungry by contributing to The 2019 Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions. Those donations will help to create untold numbers of meals for our area’s hungry.