Our Foundation Spring Gala will be a fun-filled evening for everyone. We will offer cocktails, appetizers and derby games out of the gate at 4pm. Everyone attending can “horse around” playing games to win prize tickets while connecting with friends, peers and colleagues until dinner begins at 6:15pm. Games will include: horse racing, spin to win wheels and a couple of new additions this year that we know you are going to enjoy! The more you play, the more chances you will have to win one of several amazing prizes.
And, in true Kentucky Derby fashion, we encourage you to wear your best derby hat and/or bow tie. The winners of the best hat and tie contest will be treated to a prize and bragging rights!
To honor this great race we will watch its’ live broadcast on the big screen at approximately 5:30pm and it will be followed with a gourmet dinner catered by Wes Ronan and Silver Spoon Catering.
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Petite Fried Green Tomato Caprese Kabobs
Loaded Deviled Eggs
Tower of Local Cheese & Vegetable Display with Dipping Sauces and Crackers
Crispy Smoked Cheddar Grits with Braised Short Ribs
Jalapeno Cream Cheese Chicken Bites with Peach Bourbon Marmalade
Spinach & Strawberry Salad Baby Spinach, Sliced Strawberries, Candied Pecans, Raspberry Vinaigrette
Duet 5oz Grilled Chicken Breast with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce & 6oz Grilled Filet with Red Wine Demi-Glace
Twice Baked Redskin Potatoes
Chef’s Garden Seasonal Vegetables
Mint Julep Panna Cotta
Chocolate Pecan Bites
Derby Truffle Pops
Mint Julep Cupcakes
Bourbon Caramel Cookies
After dinner, we will announce the prize winners and everyone can enjoy music and cocktails until 8:45pm. Tickets are only $150 each to help us achieve the Foundation’s mission which is “to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality Franciscan health care ministry.” If you would like to support our mission and attend this fun event, please contact Lisa Smith, Foundation Specialist at St. Joseph’s Hospital, at 618-651-2590 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.