On Saturday, June 2nd Empty Bowls Monongalia held its first annual Spring Gala at Benton Grove Bed and Banquets. Guests enjoyed a reception featuring hors d’oeuvres, beverages, socializing, and music provided by Jenny Wilson. The light rain did not dampen the spirits of the attendees during the delicious buffet dinner and the incredible jazz of The Jared Sims Trio.
Throughout the evening, our emcee John Gaddis encouraged guests to place bids on silent auction items and to purchase raffle tickets. Jim Strawn held a lively auction of many unique items to conclude the program.
The Gala was deemed a success and will be an annual event! Everyone had a wonderful time, while raising about $18,000 to help support our mission. Thank you to everyone that attended and supported such a wonderful event.