Sterling Heights - After well over 10 years, the Carpathia Club once
again hosted a brunch in celebration of Motherís Day. On Sunday, May 13,
nearly 250 moms, grandmas, and great-grandmas, along with their families and
friends, enjoyed a wonderful brunch in a beautifully decorated setting.
The delicious brunch was set up at food stations positioned around the dance
floor at the Carpathia Hall. Each table was expertly draped in shades of
white, fuchsia and black and decorated with towering vases filled with
The center food station included standard breakfast fare such as scrambled
eggs, bacon, sausage, French toast, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, and a
baskets overflowing with various breads, rolls, and pastries. Other
stations offered a variety of juices and soft drinks, a colorful fresh fruit
display, sliced cheeses with crackers, and freshly brewed coffee and tea.
An omelet station set up at the right side of the stage kept the omelet chef
busy throughout the morning and early afternoon offered guests numerous
For those who preferred to dine on lunch selections, carving stations on the
left side of the stage offered freshly carved turkey and roast beef, as well
as several side dishes including mashed potatoes with gravy, stuffing, and
corn on the cob. In addition, a salad bar with various toppings and
dressings was positioned at the entrance to the buffet.
After a delicious buffet meal, guests were treated to a dessert table filled
with several types of cake, as well as a selection of homemade apple,
cheese, and cherry strudel.
The buffet required many weeks of
planning by a team of individuals that designed the advertising, promoted
the event, created the menu, decorated the venue, and prepared the variety
of foods. The event that was wonderfully successful and will hopefully be
the start of an annual tradition at the club!
Linda Gerhardt, Ph.D.