The innovative sunset dinner atop the Town Hall parking garage in Leesburg on Monday night was a sell-out hit.
The brainchild of Wine Kitchen manager Charles Schech, the fresh-and-local dinner included contributions from not only his restaurant, but also from Walsh Family Wine, Tuscarora Mill, Cocina on Market and King Street Oyster Bar, Catoctin Creek Distillery, and Mom’s Apple Pie. Remarkably, the weather cooperated, giving participants a sunny, breezy evening to dine atop one of the tallest structures in the historic district.
All of the evening’s proceeds will benefit Mobile Hope Loudoun, which provides low-income families with daily essentials such as food, clothes, hygiene products, school supplies, books, toys and referrals to other organizations at its headquarters in Leesburg and through the Mobile Hope bus. Mobile Hope’s Crisis Care program focuses on the needs of 18- to 24-year-olds who are precariously housed, helping them with basic needs, housing solutions, extensive care management and life skills.