The Third Annual Arapahoe Gala was held on April 24th, 2021 at the Ella Missing Community Center and became one of our greatest fundraisers to date! The organizers set a fundraising goal of raising $40,000 and due to the generosity of our local community and beyond, this goal has been met.
This year’s event was a hybrid of both mobile bidding and an in-person event. Ticket holders had the option of attending the dinner and dance event in person, or bidding from home. 154 people attended the April 24th event which began with a social hour with raffle games, then a catered dinner prepared by Marlene’s Kitchen and served by the Arapahoe HS Speech team. A live auction for exclusive items was held under the direction of Mark & Linda Hamel of Heartland Partners. George Probasco was the EMCEE who kept the night rolling.
All ticket holders bid on over 100 auction items through a mobile bidding event that began the morning of the 24th and closed that evening. People from home and people at the EMCC were bidding on the same items through this mobile bidding platform.