Halloween Blue Jean Ball to be held Saturday, October 22 at 222 Lake Drive

October 6, 2016

Guests will get a sneak peek of the Food Bank of Delaware’s new facility on Saturday, October 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. when the organization holds its annual Blue Jean Ball at 222 Lake Drive in Newark.

This year’s theme is Halloween and the new warehouse will be transformed into a haunted house. Guests are encouraged to come in blue jeans or a costume.

img_1389Presented by Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant, the evening will feature a fall seasonal small plate menu prepared by Iron Hill’s team of chefs and students from The Culinary School at the Food Bank of Delaware. Dessert for the evening will be provided by the UDairy Creamery.

Iron Hill’s team of chefs will assist students from The Culinary School with kitchen prep and cooking, organizing food stations and executing plate presentation on the night of the event.

“This year’s event is extra special,” said Food Bank of Delaware President and CEO Patricia Beebe. “We acquired our new facility at 222 Lake Drive in July and will begin retrofitting it in December. The Blue Jean Ball provides the perfect opportunity for the public to see the warehouse before we retrofit it with offices, a volunteer room, two culinary kitchens, two classrooms, a clean room and much more!”img_1453

“We are proud to continue our partnership Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant. This is a wonderful opportunity, not only for our culinary students who get to work alongside their chefs, but for our event attendees who have the opportunity to enjoy both their brews and fine seasonal foods,” Beebe continued.

Tickets are just $75/person and include unlimited beer from Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant, wines, a fall seasonal small plate menu, entertainment from Mike Hines and The Look and a raffle.

img_5767The Blue Jean Ball is held each year to raise awareness of the acute problem of hunger in Delaware and the important role the food bank plays in combating hunger, as well as its root cause – poverty. By utilizing the warehouse space and the culinary skills of Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant and students from The Culinary School, the Food Bank of Delaware is able to significantly reduce costs. Last year, close to 90 percent of event proceeds went directly back to the organization’s hunger-relief efforts.

Tickets are available for $75/person or $750/table of ten and may be purchased by calling (302) 444-8074 or by visiting www.fbdbluejeanball.org.

When: Saturday, October 22, 2016; 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where: 222 Lake Drive, Newark, DE  19702

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