Sunday, November 07, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $175.00/Individual admission
Sponsor: Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA)
For more information call: 626-793-7350
Dark Spirits is traditionally an annual event that coincides with Halloween, in keeping with the double entendre in the name - marrying the love of dark spirits (bourbon and scotch) along with the dark and spooky holiday. A committee was formed to produce this event, headed by Bill Cullinane, the husband of PCDA co-founder, Dr. Diane Cullinane. The committee meets throughout the year to plan the event while attending scotch and bourbon tastings. The event itself has been hosted at the home of former PCDA board member, Odom Stamps. Odom, by trade, is an architect, and his wife, who is an interior designer. Their home provides a stunning setting for the Dark Spirits dinner and festivities. The event is a fundraiser for PCDA, with its attendees providing payment to partake in a multi-course dinner and spirit tasting with entertainment to accompany the fun. The tastings are guided by professionals in the liquor industry whose knowledge is evident as they talk through each different spirit that is sampled. The most recent event in 2019 had a bagpiper and a banjo player, which added lots of ambience to the evening. This year's event involves the pouring of a hand-picked selection of Japanese whiskies and premium bourbons, with dinner by Far Bar and Sake Dojo. To bolster fundraising at the event, there is a live auction component that enables additional fundraising. This event has developed a following, and the number of participants grows annually. Dark Spirits enables PCDA an introduction to new friends with whom we can share our story. And, the critical funding raised provides greater opportunities for our children to have something so much more tangible than hope. The Dark Spirits event is helping to support these families as they make their lifetime journey with their child. "Come and join us!" (Event will be held outside). For more information and to register go to the above link.