Thank you to everyone that attended the 2016 Spring Fling. We raised over $30,000 in support of the great work at Hospitality House!
The Spring Fling was held on Saturday, March 5, 2016 in Unity Place at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. A huge thank you goes out to St. Francis of Assisi for their generous hospitality.
The evening started with a silent auction that featured themed gift baskets, theatre and fitness certificates and gift certificates donated by local restaurants. Student staff from Puget Sound Skill Center prepared and passed hors d’oeuvres during the silent auction. The mouthwatering appetizers included, risotto cake with saffron aioli, smoked salmon canapes with lemon caper mayo, wild mushroom canapes with coriander cream, heirloom tomato bruschetta and serrano ham quiche.
Enchanting music was provided during the silent auction and dinner by the Cascade Youth Symphony.
Guests enjoyed pan seared steelhead with fava bean pesto, chicken marsala, wild rice and quinoa salad, Northwest Waldorf salad, potatoes Lyonnaise and sautéed petite spring vegetables prepared and served by the staff and students from Puget Sound Skills Center. The Skills Center team is led by Executive Chef, Kevin Blalock, Tony Poplin, Maret Omen and Dean Dweedle.
After dinner was the moment of the evening that everyone enjoys the most. A former client named Anna shared her story. Hearing Anna’s story reminds why we are all here. We are reminded why the meal coordinators, volunteers, board of directors, staff and the entire community give so much. It’s for all the Anna’s in need of home and hope.
Thanks again to those that attended and if you missed it, mark your calendar for the 2017 Spring Fling, Saturday, March 4, 2017.