Emerald City and Oprah. Yes, THAT Oprah!
Emerald City has performed around its fair share of celebrities over its 35 year history, but this event was one for the record books!
Emerald City Band had the honor to perform for Minnie’s Food Pantry’s 10th Anniversary Gala. Minnie’s Food Pantry is a Plano, Texas based nonprofit organization that aims to reduce hunger by providing healthy meals to those in need. To date, they have provided more than 6 million meals to families in the community and around the nation.
This year’s event sold out quickly, and included a star studded guest list including celebrities such as: Floyd Mayweather, Emmitt Smith, Dallas Mavericks Head Coach Rick Carlisle, Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Fraiser, and many more. Head of Minnie’s Food Panty-Cheryl (Action) Jackson, delivered a powerful speech on how she built this company from the ground up in the past ten years, before introducing the key speaker for the night, OPRAH WINFREY.
Oprah made a goal of raising $250,000 at the gala. That was quickly surpassed with the event raising well over a million dollars. Emerald City Band was proud to donate $5,000.00 to such an incredible local charity. EC also donated their time and served as the entertainment that brought this whole party to their feet and ended the night with a bang. Oh, what a night.