By Gwen Guerke, Communications Coordinator
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.
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.
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!