The 2nd Annual Sip and Support fundraiser for Christmas CanTree and The Salvation Army was another hugely successful event. Following its “Ha-wine-ian” theme, the Carvalho Winery was transformed into a tropical luau setting with attendees outfitted in brightly colored flowered shirts and resort casual attire. Guests feasted on roasted pig, donated by John Quinn and Jennifer Albiani-Quinn, and prepared by Steve Coutrakis of J & J Realty. Carvalho Winery generously provided the wine at a discount, and our non-wine drinkers enjoyed Barbara Harsch’s famous non-alcoholic Hawaiian Punch and beer donated by Miller-Coors.
Channel 31’s Good Day Sacramento host Nick Toma and KFBK 1530 talk show host Terry Knight were the evening’s emcees. The Makamae Melia O’Polynesian dancers entertained guests during dinner, inspiring a few audience members to come up for a dance lesson.
The evening was kicked into high gear following dinner when the Halie O’Ryan Band, featuring drummer Bobby Campbell of Coastal Pacific Mortgage, began their first set. People danced until midnight when the event concluded.
More funds were raised as people bid on silent auction items and purchased raffle tickets for other great prizes donated by SAR REALTOR® and Affiliate Members. In addition, each ticket holder was entered into a drawing for three major prizes. Clint Swift won $500 in cash; Ava Simpson won an iPad; and Jennifer Merica took home a 42” flatscreen HDTV. Our major prize sponsor was CVM Law Group, LLC.
Overall the event was a spectacular success, and a good time was had by all, as you will see as you browse some of the event photos below. More photos can be found on the SAR Facebook page. Thank you to Patrick Lieuw for being our event photographer!