Carolyn and David ParrishCarolyn Parrish’s 2014 fundraiser, ‘An Evening with Gatsby’, raised nearly $60,000 for the Mississauga Food Bank.

The original goal – to raise enough money to maintain the food bank’s milk program for another year – was toppled. The extra money raised will be used to purchase fresh vegetables for families across Mississauga who rely on the food bank.

Guests were decked out in their finest 20s garb when they gathered at the Holcim Waterfront Estate for an evening of incredible entertainment by the Toronto All Star Big Band. Antique cars lined the driveway to the estate, setting the scene for an unforgettable evening.

A live auction, hosted by Mike Bullard, raised even more for the food bank. Auction items included dinner at home prepared by Councillor Carlson and Councillor Iannica, and a dinner package at Mondello Ristorante. The evening wrapped up with a fireworks display that lit up the sky over Lake Ontario.