People from different traditions gathered in the NEMS lunchroom on Thursday evening to sample one another’s culinary favorites. Together on a single table, diners found everything from artisan breads to Somali sambusas, spicy chili to Latino favorites, and even that old standby, mac & cheese. Grazers could continue on to a separate dessert table to score baklava, flavored ices, and (for a very brief moment in time), chocolate mousse. Afterwards, families went upstairs to our auditorium to catch the debut of “Aesop’s Fables.”
Thanks to the patient planning and direct participation of parents like Chris Pratt, Sonja Peterson, Tom Dunnwald, Kimberly Caprini, Bill Sauerwein, Robin Sauerwein, Dawn Oliver, and Greg Oliver, who were supported by BPA's Elizabeth Decker and Dahir Hassan, the evening was an unqualified success!