Gene & Sue Emmons
Mark your calendars now for the 2019 Holiday Gala, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, November 16. The Gala will be at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes, and include dinner, dancing, and silent and live auctions. Your favorite rock and roll tunes will be offered by Bend Sound Event, who will dedicate your favorite song to your favorite guy or gal. Travel, jewelry, wine, and golf packages are among the live and silent auction items.
All proceeds benefit children and adults in need in Deschutes County.
Attendees should come dressed for a “Rockin’ Good Time.”
This year’s auctioneer is Mr. Graham Crow. For the past 26 years, Graham Grow has been working with schools, charities and organizations all over the United States and Canada, raising more than 70 million dollars through benefit auctions and is one of the most sought-after auctioneers in North America.
Live and Silent Auction Items
Gemstone Necklace by Pavé Fine Jewelry
Make a statement wearing this stunning one-of-a-kind sterling silver and multi-color gemstone necklace. The pendant features over 9.00 carats total weight of glittering gems including, blue, pink and mystic topaz, as well as peridot and citrine. The joints on the pendant are articulated allowing movement and more light to hit the stones for maximum sparkle. The pendant slides on a 1.25mm adjustable length sterling neck wire.
Retail Value: $575
Scroll through the photos below to experience the 2018 “Silver Gala,” which celebrated Assistance League of Bend’s 25th anniversary as a chapter. Attendees enjoyed delicious food and enticing silent and live auction items, that included trips, jewelry and handcrafted holiday wreaths and trees (samples of the auction item are pictured below). Popular local band Precious Byrd provided the entertainment at this premier event, and revelers crowded the dance floor.
Assistance League of Bend’s largest fundraiser for its many philanthropies began in 1995 as Festival of Trees at Awbrey Glen Golf Club. The event has also been held in Sunriver, at Broken Top Golf Club, and for the last several years at the Riverhouse Convention Center, always right before the holiday season begins in November. The Gala of Trees, as it became to be known, features a sit-down dinner, live and silent auctions, entertainment, fabulous themed decorations and plenty of festivity. Funds raised in the community stay in the community.