Celebration of Tables Fundraiser A Huge Success

We're excited to share the Glen Ellyn Newcomers & Neighbors Club's annual fundraiser, Celebration of Tables, was a huge success benefiting the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry! It was an amazing afternoon filled with fundraising, bubbly, creativity and inspiration for all.

The event was held Sunday, March 12 at Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton and it was just simply gorgeous. Similar to a housewalk but with tables, the afternoon featured 20 tablescapes designed by local individuals and businesses and the crowd was very impressed and inspired by their creative designs.  

“Celebration of Tables was launched ten years ago as a way to give Glen Ellyn Newcomers & Neighbors Club members an opportunity to share their family traditions, style and heirlooms, as well as participate in a lovely day of visiting with friends and seeing inspirational entertaining ideas,” said Diana Laufenberg, an event founder and 2023 stylist. “It is a Pinterest board come to life!” she said.

Event attendees were also treated to some delicious light bites, wine, and bubbly, along with a live string music trio and a variety of raffle opportunities. There was a wine pull, a 50/50 split-the-pot cash raffle and a dozen themed raffle packages with donated items from local businesses and individuals.

In its 10th year, Celebration of Tables had an incredible turnout, and also raised more money and collected more food than ever before! We are overwhelmed by the community’s generosity and support in helping make this event the most successful Celebration of Tables yet. It would not have been possible without the support of our stylists, sponsors, planning committee, volunteers, attendees, and other community donors.

The Pantry has offered a heartfelt thank you to Glen Ellyn Newcomers & Neighbors Club for hosting the event. Big thanks to the committee, pictured here left to right - Shanna Faris, Maggie Klein, Leigh Ann Koch, Sarah Van Staveren, Kenna Thomas, Terrin Walker, Katheryn Meagher, Karen Crotty, Laura Glaza and Corinne Ingrum (not pictured).

On behalf of the Pantry and Newcomers Club, thanks to all who support the Pantry’s efforts to “Make Hunger History” in DuPage County.

Newcomers Club is proud to partner with the Food Pantry and support such an important cause in the community. The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry provides essential groceries including fresh produce, meat, dairy, bread, and more to neighbors at risk of hunger in DuPage County through a collaboration of local churches and the broader community. For more information about the Pantry, visit www.glenellynfoodpantry.org.