This year did not disappoint.
The chillier temperatures than year’s past did not stop hundreds of patrons showing up to show their support and dance the night away.
Upon arriving to Wild Onion, guests were greeted by the two cutest little donkeys. Guests were encouraged to take pictures with the little nuggets before heading in to the check-in station.
After checking in, the venue was your oyster. There was a silent auction set up inside the ballroom area, decorated plates (made by families who us Ronald McDonald House’s services) for sale, multiple bars and fire pits to warm you on the inside AND the outside, wine toss (which was both fun to watch but even more fun to play), a shoe shining station, a cigar rolling station, longhorns for a true Texan photo op, a mechanical bull if you were feeling up for the challenge and the most delicious passed appetizers from 2 Dine 4.
Around 7:30, the dinner buffet opened up. We were served vegetarian enchiladas, brisket, crispy Brussels sprouts, cheesy grits, Mexican Cesar salad and cornbread. Talk about loosening the belt a bit! For dessert, there were chocolate chip cookies, bread pudding and vanilla ice cream. It was all so delicious.
The evening’s program began after dinner finished up. First, a riveting game of heads or tails was play, which is always a hit. Then we watched a video and heard a few words from those who have used Ronald McDonald House’s services for their families. (Grab the tissues because, holy moly, this is why we support this cause!)
Guests were also treated to a live auction, which is always competitive and entertaining. A few of the items up for grabs? A vacation in Cancun, a girls’ weekend with Taylor Swift, a Kentucky Derby experience… I mean… sign us up, right!?
After the program, In10City Band took over and helped guests dance the rest of the evening away.
Everyone who attended, played games, bid on items or donated to Ronald McDonald House, helped raise $664,000. Isn’t that AMAZING?
It really was a night to remember, and we feel so honored to lend a helping hand to this event and families in need. If you can, we would like to prompt you to consider donating, whether it be a monetary donation, item donation or donating your time. Something you might consider to be a small donation makes a world of difference to families using Ronald McDonald House’s services.
Want to see a video from the evening? Check it out here!
We don’t know about you guys, but we can’t wait until next year!