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Lunafest Plainfield Charity Event

Our second annual Lunafest Plainfield charity event was a blast, and we were able to donate $2520 to Guardian Angel Community Services! Film, Food and Fine Women were the main attractions!

If you are unfamiliar with Lunafest, here is a breakdown:

in 2000 Luna created Lunafest, a traveling film festival celebrating, showcasing and championing women.

through a donation to Chicken and Egg Pictures (a leading nonprofit advocating gender equality within the film industry), we were given access to these amazing short films made by, for and about women. These 8 shorts were chosen out of hundreds of films submitted.

-Each event serves as a fundraiser for a local cause, and our local cause is Guardian Angel Community Services (GACS).

Guardian Angel Community Services

Guardian Angel Community Services has served Will County and surrounding areas since 1897. Nope, that’s not a typo. They offer a plethora of services such as: protective services, foster care, domestic violence programs…and the list goes on. We are so fortunate to have GACS in our backyard.

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” ? Coretta Scott King.

Our volunteer popcorn poppers!

And action!

The scene begins at Warehouse 109 in Plainfield, IL. guests received a glass of Marathon Sparkling Wine upon entering, and the scent of freshly popped popcorn filled the air. There is nothing like popcorn and sparkling wine! Guests were treated to cheese and hummus platters donated by Wine and Cheese by TCC, along with chips and salsa made by Tortilla Flatz. Veges were donated by Peter Rubi, and chopped by our very own Fork in the Road Catering. An over the top dessert table, was made by none other than Fork in the Road Catering! Thanks to everyone for providing enticing eats to balance out my wine consumption 🙂

Susie Carlman Fork in the Road Catering

“Life is uncertain, eat dessert first”

-Ernestine Ulmer

Huge thanks to Lori DuPree of DuPree Construction for her continued support and generosity!!

left Janet LaRue, center Lori DuPree and right Diane Brown

Michelle Kelly of Upland Landscape Architects and Molly Carlman of Estereo donated their mad bartending skillz. Thank you ladies!

Michelle Kelly
  • Robyn Sheldon was our volunteer photog, and we couldn’t be more impressed by the candids she was able to capture! Thank you!
  • RME Audio Video donated legit speakers! Thank you!
  • Filament 1860 nailed it when they made our door prize sign. Thank you!
  • Deb Bostanjic, Candace Watters and Eileen Hyland were our check in crew, thank you!
  • Ian Kelly was our on demand tech guru! Thank you!

We cannot thank Warehouse 109 enough for their continued support and generosity. Serena was absent this year, because she was busy bringing life into this world! I guess that’s a pretty good excuse 🙂 Congrats Serena!

Now about those films, it’s so hard to explain how fabulous they are. They are in a league of their own, chosen out of hundreds of submissions. Some were haunting, some were humorous and some were a combo of both. All of them were thought provoking to say the least.

Watch the trailer!

March 12th 2020 is the date for our third annual Lunafest Plainfield charity event. Mark it down, enter it, tell Alexa, do whatever it takes because you won’t want to miss it!

Thank you to all of my friends and family, who have been so supportive of this charity event. I love you and that is all.

Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings.”

-Cherise Kramarae

Girl Power

Being Grapeful,


To see more pics from Lunafest Plainfield please visit our FB:

Insta: #lunafestplainfield

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