Halloween Blue Jean Ball rocked new warehouse

October 24, 2016

By Gwen Guerke, Communications Coordinator

img_3536If you missed The Food Bank of Delaware’s Blue Jean Ball on Saturday night, sorry ‘bout your luck!

It was more than a good time: everyone had a really great time, and for a very worthy cause. The Blue Jean Ball, our signature fund-raiser, helps combat hunger in Delaware with a Halloween theme.

Saturday’s party was our 11th annual Blue Jean Ball, and it was held in a new location, in the spacious warehouse of our future home at 222 Lake Dr., Newark, Del.

Guests, who purchased tickets, at $75 each, arrived in costume or super-casual blue jeans.

Kim Turner, our communications director, led the decorating committee in transforming the vast space into a welcoming, but seasonally scary party venue. Let’s say there was an abundance of ghosts, goblins, witches, and img_3531jack-o-lanterns.

Guests were treated to a Fall Harvest Small Plate menu prepared by students from our Culinary School with guidance from presenting sponsor Iron Hill Brewery’s team of chefs.

img_3534The food was not only tasty, but abundant, starting with passed hors d’oeuvres, the entrees of roast beef and pork tenderloin accompanied by seasonal sides, and a large assortment of tasty desserts.

Better yet, each entrée was paired with a seasonal brew from Iron Hill. Fine wine and non-alcoholic beverages were also offered.

In addition to fine food, beers and wine, the evening featured a night of entertainment and dancing with Mike Hines and the Look.

Let’s say Mike Hines knows how to rock the warehouse! The dance floor attracted a crowd waving light sticks, addinimg_3530g to the festivities already under way.

The Blue Bean Ball also features a distinctive silent auction and raffle of items, including much sought after dining and entertainment packages.

Last year, close to 90 percent of proceeds went directly back to our hunger-relief programs! These programs include The Culinary School at the Food Bank of Delaware, the Backpack Program, School Pantries, Mobile Pantries, Kid C.H.E.F. and more!

So a huge thanks to our guests and our sponsors!

Keep your eyes out for a save the date for the 2017 Blue Jean Ball! More pictures will be posted to our Facebook page later this week! Be sure to check it!


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