What is the Bash?
The Bash is House of Hope’s largest congregational event. Not only is it a fun gathering for our church community, it raises critical funds for people in physical, emotional and spiritual need in St. Paul. This year, take a stroll into the Big Easy with our New Orleans-themed dinner, jazz and dancing! You’ll enjoy a down home Cajun-style dinner, and a "fais do-do" evening of dancing and revelry, along with opportunities to bid on exceptional products and services during at both the live and silent auction.
Start in the Kirk Parlor take your time bidding for items in Silent Auction. Then, meander downstairs to discover the Great Hall transformed into New Orlean’s own Vieux Carré. This year’s HOH Bash Krewe has put together an unforgettable evening of N’awlins delights.
When is the Bash and what does it cost?
The Bash will be held on Friday, October 23, 2015 at the House of Hope Presbyterian Church. Doors open at 5:30 so you’ll want to get there right away to start your bidding. Buffet dinner begins at 7, followed by a live auction and dancing.
Tickets are $45 per person and are available for purchase online at hohchurch.ejoinme.org/bash2015. The Bash Krewe team will also be selling tickets in the Kirk Parlor before and after services each Sunday leading up to the Bash.
Why do we have the Bash?
House of Hope’s mission outreach is funded almost entirely through Bash auction proceeds and the generosity of our congregation members. Thousands of people in St. Paul and the greater Twin Cities area depend on our help to feed their children healthy food, find affordable and safe housing, go to school, and secure productive employment. In the past two years, the House of Hope Bash raised nearly $100,000 to fund these necessities. Your gifts and support translate our faith into action and serve as a beacon of hope and Christ’s love in the world.
What does my ticket include?
Full access to a night of Creole-style fun. Your ticket allows you to bid in the silent and live auctions, reserve a table and dine in style. New Orleans has a special affinity with spirits so wine and beer will be available, along with an assortment of high-end non-alcoholic beverages.
Like last year, we will be offering Table Host opportunities. If you have family or friends who want to attend the BASH and would like to sit together at the same table, we invite you to consider being a Table Host. It’s easy and, other than your own BASH ticket, there is no cost to you! Just let us know that you would like to host a table, and we’ll reserve a table of eight for you. You can then invite up to seven of your family and friends to sit together. Need more seating? Host a second table!
What food will be served and will there be vegetarian and gluten free options?
A tasty New Orleans-style buffet dinner will give you a taste of the Bayou, right here in St. Paul. For those of you who prefer veg or gluten free or have food allergies, the Bash will have a little somethin’ for all y’all. However, it would be helpful to know ahead if you have special dietary requirements so we can plan accordingly.
Is this a family event?
We love our children which is why babysitting will be available for them at the Meeting House. (Age 4 and up please)
How can I help?
Donations - You can make a cash gift or donate an auction item. Please bring your high-quality donation items to the church office. Visit our website for more information or to donate online: hohchurch.ejoinme.org/bash2015. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll arrange for someone to help you. All donations must be received by October 1st.
Want to volunteer? The Bash Krewe team has many opportunities available and we’re happy to put you to work. Visit us online at hohchurch.ejoinme.org/bash2015 or email us at email@example.com.
~Bash 2015 Co-Chairs - Jenny Stevens, Trina Uttley and Quinn Cheney
The House of Hope Bash is an annual charitable fundraising event to provide financial support to the many homeless and hungry people in our Saint Paul community. Through your generosity, and the generosity of others, we will be able to continue to fund these and other important people-centered efforts.