Our 10th annual Blue Jean Ball was held on Saturday night, and thanks to the support of our sponsors, including presenting sponsor Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant, it was a success!
This year’s theme was Halloween, and the Food Bank of Delaware transformed the Newark warehouse into a creepy haunted house! A large spider, skeletons, corn stalks, witch hats, life-sized creatures and a fog-filled room greeted a packed warehouse of guests. Attendees were encouraged to dress in casual blue jeans or a Halloween costume!
Guests spent the early part of the evening dining on seasonal foods prepared by chefs from Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant, Food Bank of Delaware Chef Instructor Sean McNiece and students from The Culinary School. Culinary School students from Newark passed hors d’oeuvres and staffed three food stations.
The menu included roasted beef tenderloin with cauliflower and mushroom gratin and Madeira wine sauce, duck ragu with mezze penne pasta, roasted butternut squash and ricotta, and autumn-spiced salmon and spaghetti squash with greens and cranberries and pomegranate sauce.
Students spent Thursday and Friday working with Iron Hill’s team and Chef Sean preparing for the evening. The hard work paid off, because guests raved about the food!
A raffle and “haunted” carnival games also entertained guests. Raffle prizes included donated golf foursomes, sporting tickets, wine, restaurant gift certificates, political memorabilia and more!
An hour into the festivities, Mike Hines and The Look got the party started with live entertainment. Glow sticks, leis and glow necklaces filled the dance floor. Mike and the band played a wide variety of music. They had guests dancing so much that Mike agreed to extend his set list for an extra 30 minutes!
We are already looking forward to next year! We are planning to continue the Halloween theme and will be announcing the date soon, so be on the look out!
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