Deer Ridge provides week-long retreats for pastors and their spouses free of charge.
As part of their fundraising, they host an annual prime rib dinner and dessert auction.
Patrons purchase dinner tickets, desserts are donated and then auctioned off prior to dinner. It’s a good thing it’s prior to dinner because after a person stuffs themselves with all the delicious prime rib and accompaniments they wouldn’t pay near as much for the desserts. Do it while everyone is hungry! Now, that’s a good plan!
Most tables pooled their money together so they could pay a higher price. There were 24 desserts and 21 tables so some tables ended up with more than one dessert. Nothing went for under $75.
My friend, Jodee
and I created and donated four desserts. This was our first year baking for the event and we’ve now decided four desserts might have been a pretty big first bite (no pun intended). We’re already thinking only two for next year.
Red Velvet Cake which we covered with black fondant letters and displayed on a typewriter to go with the evenings theme of “What’s black, white & red(read) all over? – Deer Ridge News!”
This cake brought in $300 as well.
All in all, from what we made the ministry gained $1620! And there were still 20 other desserts to be auctioned off.
and also ended up with this
The fun thing was after dinner and the auction was over, the tables all traded around what they bought so if there was something you really wanted a taste of, most people were willing to share.
to be continued tomorrow with pictures of the some of the other desserts……