Bling it On is Huge Success!
After tallying our Blue Jean Ball results, we have much to celebrate. Our 15th Annual Blue Jean Ball was our biggest and best in many ways. It not only pushed us well over the 1 million dollar mark in total funds raised through this yearly bash, it now holds the record for the most attendees ever!
Our not-so-silent auction had over 140 items this year, and the results are incredible. Through the efforts of the auction committee and the generous bidders, the auction alone will provide food for almost 50,000 meals!
The food was excellent as always as over twenty of Asheville’s best restaurants offered small plates of their finest dishes. Lyric and the Wham Bam Bowie Band kept the crowd “rolling on the river” well into the night. There was even a surprise visit from Governor Pat McCrory, who thanked everyone for part in working to end hunger, and pronounced MANNA, “…the best food bank in the state.”
Every year since our first ball in 2000, people of different backgrounds, races, and beliefs unite together to end hunger in Western North Carolina. It’s a fundraiser like no other in Asheville, and that’s because of supporters like you. We already can’t wait until next year!