On February 23, members of the cancer community gathered at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum for the 10th Annual Spring Auction. Our “Game Time” themed Design on Life event resulted in an evening of delicious food, live entertainment and fabulous silent and live auction items.
New this year was the addition of mobile bidding technology which allowed guests to bid via smartphone, text or using a concierge host. Guests scored exciting auction items including a majestic Alaskan cruise, original artwork, spa packages, an amethyst and diamond necklace, autographed memorabilia, custom culinary experiences and more!
The food, by Executive Chef Christopher Zimmerman, was served at action stations and reflected the sports theme. Just a sampling of the evening’s food offerings include a Kentucky Derby station serving bourbon BBQ short rib sliders and apple jalapeno slaw on the side as well as a Derby cheese hat made with a wheel of brie topped with boursin and fresh herbs. A quick trip to Wimbledon featured a variety flavorful tea sandwiches and hot teas. The NFL station offered up some Cajun flavor to compliment the Super Bowl being hosted in New Orleans. Oyster Po Boys with fried green tomatoes were dished up alongside quinoa jambalaya. Along the same theme, bananas foster with vanilla ice cream was flambéed as just one of the mouth-watering desserts.
Most importantly, the event brought together people throughout the Northeast Indiana cancer community to help raise money and awareness for our important mission. We extend our heartfelt thanks to our sponsors and volunteers whose support made this occasion such a success! We could not do this important work without your patronage.