Saturday, September 19, 2009
I had a nice evening of people watching at the 17th annual Saca Ball for the Sacramento Food Bank. Cakegrrl Kristy had asked me to join her at this gala event held in Carmichael.
People were enjoying appetizers supplied by various restaurants when we were all told to look upward. A couple of well-dressed skydivers drifted down and landed in front of the Saca home.
There were photographers taking formal portraits in the main house. In the backyard pool and patio area there were bars and plenty of food. Some of the restaurants/caterers included were Aiolis, PF Chang's, Panera Bread, Java City, and Leatherby's. The basketball court was the main dining area where we were served from stations that included Ruth's Chris, Lucca's, Scott's Seafood, Roxy and others. Dessert was provided by Freeport Bakery, Tarts & Truffles, and other bakeries.
There was both a silent and live auction of donated items ranging from artwork to Hawaiian vacations. The money earned from the auctions as well as the $250/plate tickets will go to support the Sacramento Food Bank & Family services. With the lousy economy these days, they say they've seen a 37% increase in families needing help. Here you see Kelly Brothers acting as auctioneer.
We didn't stay long enough to find out the totals of how much was raised, but hopefully it was better than last year, even during these tough times.