The Community Appreciation Dinner and Recognition

Terrie Cook and Donnetta Carter

Special to The Truth

On a beautiful Friday evening on November 5, a Community Appreciation Dinner and Recognition of sponsors and small businesses was held at the beautiful Metroparks Glass City Pavilion on Front Street.

Donnetta Carter, host and owner of The Social Butterfly company, welcomed the guests and presented Certificates of Appreciation to Taylor Automotive Family, Savvy Sistas Boutique, The Huntington National Bank, Molina Health Care, The Sojourner’s Truth Newspaper, Proclaim FM 102.3, Mercy, Yanbal, Simply D’Vine Boutique, DJ Steven Wolfe HQ Entertainment and others.

This was the 10th Anniversary for the Social Butterfly Company with two celebrations in one evening. Sandy McFarland, Metroparks Human Resources Coordinator and Bethany Sattler, Metroparks Manager of Philanthropic Services, registered some of the guests for annual membership for the Metroparks.

The dinner included a full course menu of roast beef, smothered chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, garden salad and dinner rolls catered by Crave Catering and Event Planning and deserts were special assorted cup cakes with edible butterflies catered by Miss Stella’s Cakes, Cookies and Pies, owner Joenette Grant.

The guest enjoyed the sounds of DJ Travis Grant and Live entertainment provided by CJ Manning.  Also, for keepsake photos there was Marie’s 360 Photo Booth with butterflies and owner Sabrina Miller.

State Representative Paula Hicks-Hudson (HD 44) honored “The Social Butterfly Company” for its 10th anniversary with a proclamation for community involvement of supporting small business owners offering them opportunities for professional growth, through networking and exposing them to more customers and increase revenue, and with organizing the Business and Health Expos connecting the citizens to valuable community resources and fundraising awareness for worthy causes in the community-at-large.