Halloween Blue Jean Ball rocked new warehouse
October 24, 2016
By Gwen Guerke, Communications Coordinator
If 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 jack-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.
The 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, adding 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!