- February 20, 2013
Post submitted by Charlie Joughin, former HRC National Press Secretary
In October we announced an incredible sweepstakes: a chance to win a trip to Los Angeles to have dinner with Modern Family stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet.
Well this past weekend our winner, Sharon, a retired software developer and grandmother from New Hampshire, and her daughter Laurel traveled to LA and met up with Jesse and Eric for dinner in Hollywood.
Jesse and Eric were incredible hosts, and could not have been more gracious. Coincidentally, Glee’s Jane Lynch was seated at the table next to them and stopped by for a quick chat!
Sharon, who is an avid stock trader, provided Jesse and Eric with a few good investment recommendations and talked about her support for equality. Her granddaughter, who is a huge Modern Family fan, was disappointed that her mom got to accompany Sharon while she stayed home to go to school. But Jesse and Eric made sure to autograph a quick note to her to make sure she was missed at the dinner.
All in all, the night was a great success and we are so incredibly grateful to Jesse and Eric for hosting dinner. Sharon is now enjoying a week in California visiting her son, who lives in the Los Angeles area.
Thanks to all who entered the sweepstakes, and be sure to check back for more exciting opportunities from HRC.