Almost 300 people mingled, ate delicious food and rocked to music from the band Escapade at our successful gala in February 2016. The band featured Robert Rosenberger as the bass player, who is one of our homeowners-in-process for the Carlton Street project.
The evening’s activities began with digital “red carpet” photos and ended with a tempting dessert buffet and a cigar-rolling demonstration. Another highlight of the evening was the “Build it Now!” digital home that was “built” as guests donated funds. The always-popular silent auction included some unique items, such as original artwork by Morris Habitat homeowner and professional artist David Gavasheli, tickets to “Dancing with the Stars” and a scenic flight donated by the Morris Aero Club.
Akirah Farrell, who moved into the recently-completed Hazel Street project with her seven-year-old daughter, put the evening’s purpose into perspective. She gave a heartfelt speech telling of her desire to do better for herself and her daughter, saying “Thank you all for supporting Morris Habitat. With your help, I purchased a home I can afford, which provides independence, stability and peace of mind. With your help, my daughter has a home where she can stretch out, ride her bike and be a kid.” Akirah is pictured at right with Morris Habitat CEO Blair Bravo.
The success of the gala depends on the involvement of many people, and we thank all our sponsors, donors, and attendees. The planning for and logistics of the evening were flawless thanks to the efforts of our volunteers, many of whom help out year after year!
OUR 2016 HONOREES
Peter Wentworth, Wentworth Associates, LLC
Corporate Partnership Award
Beth Everett Award
Jim Mullen, Esquire