One of several announcements we’ve received about the next fundraiser for former Café Revo proprietor Sofia Goff – this one is from Lou Magor at Kenyon Hall, which has donated space for the event next Tuesday:
Next Tuesday, November 23, from 2 to 10 P.M., we’re sponsoring an open house fundraiser for Sofia Goff, who until recently was the owner of Café Revo on Avalon.
Shortly after their restaurant opened, Sofia’s husband and business partner, Sean, passed away, leaving her with the decision of whether or not to continue. Thankfully, for all of us who had become accustomed to Revo’s uncommon cuisine, Sofia decided to give it a go.
Sadly, a few weeks ago, Sofia concluded that Café Revo must close its doors. Now she’s trying to pick up the pieces, and the folks at Kenyon Hall have jumped in to help.
Sofia is in danger of losing her home. The very thought of it brought tears to her eyes last week as she expressed the hope that her children, ages 10 and 16, having lost their father, and having watched their mother attempt unsuccessfully to save their family business, will somehow be able to continue to live in their home.
The open house at Kenyon Hall next Tuesday will be filled with good food and drink, provided by Sofia, her family, and several local restaurants, and continuous family-friendly entertainment, starting with Bob White and Andy Crow at the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ, playing classy accompaniments to classic silent films, and continuing with a variety of entertainers, all donating their time to help Sofia and her family brighten this dark period in their lives.
As plans become firm, I’ll send … more information, including an entertainment schedule and items to be included in a special silent auction. In the meantime, please join me in holding good thoughts for Sofia and her kids, and consider coming to Kenyon Hall sometime during the day or evening next Tuesday to lend a hand.