Interfaith Sanctuary’s first gala was truly a magical night. From the moment you walked into the Zion Bank Ballroom you knew this was going to be a special evening. Michael Baltzell from BSU Stage Design and Matt Johnson from Edwards Greenhouse transformed the entry into a home sweet home. They literally built the front of a house including window boxes, front porch and a completely landscaped front yard that guests walked through to enter the main ballroom. Adding sweetness to the whole setting Elizabeth Scoggin and friends created special signage, a mailbox and customized welcome mat that read “You Are Welcome Here”.
Once you entered into the main ballroom you were met with 26 specially set tables adopted and created by volunteers. It was so sweet to see how each of these volunteers brought their sense of home sweet home to our guests through their choice of table settings. Here are just a few of the tables our guests got to enjoy their homestyle meal at.
Tables shown were created by wonderful volunteers from our community who donated their talents plus all of the beautiful items that were set on each table!
Dinner was served family style by BSU, NNU and Boise High School student volunteers. They served family style meat loaf, mash potatoes and glazed carrots from Jenny’s lunch line plus a basket full of home made rolls made by our very own Chef Doughty. Dessert was fresh baked pies from Volcanic Farms in Horseshoe Bend. When we went to pay for these beautiful creations the owner said, “We will be donating these pies to your event. We are so grateful for what you do and this is what we can do to thank you.” This wonderful locally owned company donated over $1000 worth of pies.
During dinner Curtis Stigers and Jodi Peterson hosted an award ceremony that honored volunteers, businesses, groups and organizations that have made a huge impact on our homeless population in so many ways.
Here are photos from the awards ceremony:
Agency of the Year Program of the Year
City of Boise Bicycle Patrol Unit City of Boise Parks & Rec. Dept.
Volunteer Group of the Year Volunteers of the Year
Bishop Kelly P.A.T.H.S. Christy Little and her 5 year old daughter Grace Stoltey
Donors of the Year Donors of the Decade
Harry & Kim Martz Dr.’s Ed & Mary Ann Reynolds
Guest of the Year Business Partnership of the Year
Harry Morrison Wire Stone
The super stars of the evening- Our Interfaith Sanctuary Case Management Team with their Table Sponsor Viki Richins
We finished the night off with an amazing concert featuring Curtis Stigers, Bill Coffey & His Cash Money Cousins. It was such a fantastic evening and Interfaith Sanctuary is very grateful to all of the people who made this event happen.
The list is long but we want to thank you all:
Albertsons/ Guho Construction/ Rick and Viki Richins/ Ed & Amy Zimmer/ Bill & Leslie Drake/ Eric, Jennifer and Stella Thornfeldt/ St. Lukes/ Oceans Unmanned/ Peterson Toyota/ Jerry & Kris Sturgill/ Andy & Elizabeth Scoggin/ Ralston Group/ Idaho First Bank/ Mark and Tami Masarik/ Boise State University/ Nathan Smith/ Jeanie Peck/ Ellie McKinnon/ Sally Stewart/ Annette Wells/ Polly Evett/ Brian & Kara Taggart/ Tracy Olson- Windermere Real Estate Group/ Sandra Anderson/ Janice Hager-Dunn/ Kristin Ewing/ Emily Erickson/ Carolyn Snyder/ Shelia Moore- Idaho First Bank/ Carol Richel / Kelsey & Christian Aldrich/ Jason & Shelly Dykstra/ Evan & Nina Chambers/Megan Mason/ Jenna Caywood/ Ali Shields/ Curtis Stigers/ Bill Coffey/ Bernie Reilly/ Andrew Cortens/ Casey Miller/ Chris Galli/ George & Bev Harad / Our amazing student volunteer servers! Special thank you to Kris Sturgill and Chef Doughty for helping produce the event from start to finish and to Stella Thornfeldt, our 9 year old design team member who helped create Home Sweet Home.
Xtreme Holiday Xtravaganza 2017
Sunday, December 17th & Monday, December 18th
Ticket Link and Details coming in November