Ever been to a gala where overalls & hard hats are acceptable attire? Let me tell you – There’s nothing like it! Self-proclaimed, The Best ‘Dressed-Down’ Gala in Town, this event is a great way to give back to our communities in way that will have immediate impact. The evening was filled with libations, delicious food, live music, and both a silent and live auction. Local companies & artists donated a wide-variety of items & experiences, with all proceeds going to support Habitat for Humanities’ housing solutions. Auctioneer David Williams directed the live auction in style, wearing cut off overalls & suspenders. Just perfect.
One of the hottest sellers of the night was the Women’s Build Week package, where a group of women get together to build a home with local celeb Shannon Bahrke. Awesome! The Promontory Private Dinner was also a big hit. A bidding war actually prompted an extra private dinner to be donated by Promontory and the 2 bidders each buying one. It was exciting to see the crowd this enthused!
Harvest Moon Events has been involved in Habitat for Humanity’s local ‘Overall Ball’ for the last 4 years, but this year was our most involved year in the planning & day-of coordination process. It was great to be able to work side-by-side with local community members to help pull-of this major event! One of my favorite details, was the specialty cocktails… including “Breaking Ground at Sunrise” (vodka concoction with OJ and grenadine) and the “Home at Sunset” (a hot cider cinnamon whisky drink).
Another fun contribution, from yours truly -Harvest Moon Events- was the photo booth. It made for a fun way to document the night, while we also judged our costume contest!
A HUGE thanks to Shellie Barrus, Exec Director, the entire Habitat Staff, and all the fantastic volunteers for making this event such a success! Another big thanks to all the amazing sponsors, and Vail’s Epic Promise for being the title sponsor. We couldn’t of done it without you. For more info on programs & how to get involved, check out their website (http://www.habitat-utah.org/) — And don’t forget to visit the ReStore to donate your unwanted construction materials and home goods, or to shop for a new treasure!