Close to 300 people came out to support the Friends of the Falls Church Homeless Shelter’s biennial fundraiser, a Cabaret and Auction, on Saturday night. With over 300 items donated and on-line bidding allowing many more to take part in the event’s auction. The Falls Church Homeless Shelter netted over $42,000 as a result of the event.
Over 50 adults spent months in planning the event and securing donations for the auction. Their efforts were supplemented by the 40 teens, mostly members of the George Mason High School chapter of the National Honor Society, who volunteered at the event checking people in, getting the online phone bidding working for attendees and selling auction and drink tickets.
Peter Davis brought great energy to the role of emcee and was helped by Board of Director Chair Hannah Jordan. Many members of City Council and City staff were present and the hall was filled by a vibrant mix of new City residents and “lifers” who enjoyed the evening’s two bands and great food provided by local restaurants. For more information and a list of sponsors, visit fallschurchshelterfriends.org.