the Potluck Report

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On Saturday, March 7, Music & Potlucks presented a house concert and potluck supper in Bob & Sally’s very special home in River Forest IL. About twenty-five guests attended and the food was out of sight. Appetizers, ham & cheese sliders, grilled vegetables, beef bourguignon, many kinds of potatoes, cheese & spinach pastries, top-of-the-line desserts and on and on.

Pre-show piano music provided by the lovely Christina and MD performed a seventy-five minute concert of original music, some banjo tunes, topical songs and a rousing finale of “This Land Was Made for You and Me.”

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All in all Music & Potucks collected two large bags of non-perishable, in-date food items, a bag of toiletries and raised $470 in cash and checks to support Beyond Hunger (Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry), Housing Forward, and the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation.

"Every dollar raised,” said Beyond Hunger Board President Betsy Backes, “provides three meals to our neighbors in need. We’re grateful for the opportunity to present a music event in the home of our friends Sally and Bob and excited to make such an impact.”

Learn more about the Music & Potlucks initiative at

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