Cowboy Cab is a fundraiser that benefits the Sonoma Valley Teen Services Center and Larson Family Winery held this beautiful event for the second time last Saturday. The evening started with Cab tasting from Cabernet Sauvignon that was donated from various Sonoma wineries. From there, guests were led outside to enjoy the swinging sounds of Tommy Thomsen. Meanwhile a silent auction took place with amazing items all donated. There was wine, vacation packages, art and a guitar to name a few that were up for bid.Anea Botton, a Sonoma resident who has been mentoring teens with her Valley Girl Food Stuffs program, takes food donated from whole foods and teaches the teens how to make jams, syrups, chutney and mustards. This delicious food was served as appetizers to the Cowboy Cab-ers and jars were made into centerpieces for the tables. Anea also over saw the teens as they prepped salad, cornbread and other side dishes. Native Sons of the Golden West graciously donated their time to man the bbq pit and cook the meat for the 250 guests.The auction was a huge success, more than double last years, the Teen Center took in $55,000! The highest bid item was the Sonoma Raceway package with the bid winning at $4,000. An anonymous donor also wrote a check for $5,000 to go towards the bike program that is put on by the Sonoma Police Department. This program takes bikes that have been unclaimed and allows the teens to repair them. This was an incredible show of community support and fit so perfectly at Larson Family Winery who provided the venue. Jenah Smith of Sonoma Raceway, also put in countless hours of time planning this event. We can't wait to get ready for next year's Cowboy Cab event!
Cowboy Cab, a huge success!