A record-setting crowd gathered at the beautiful Long Hollow Gardens and Vineyards on Friday night, March 1, to support the programs and agencies of United Way of Sumner County at the annual Bloomin’ Bash Gala & Auction fundraising event. While final numbers will not be available for several days, the Bloomin’ Bash will go into the history books as UWSC’s most successful fundraiser ever.
The success of the Bloomin’ Bash is the result of the efforts of hundreds of people, and our organization is thankful for every one of them. Thank you to the UWSC Board of Directors, Board Chair Lindy Gaughan, Campaign Chair Regina Bartlett, all of our guests, those who donated auction items, and the following for being a part of a great night that will ultimately help improve lives and strengthen our community.
Venue: The Scott Family graciously donated the use of their incredible facility, Long Hollow Gardens and Vineyards, for the Bloomin’ Bash. We couldn’t ask for more gracious, giving, and accommodating hosts.
Presenting Sponsors: The Primrose School of Hendersonville, Sumner Regional Medical Center, Dollar General, and TriStar Health (TriStar Hendersonville and Skyline Medical Centers).
Gold Sponsors: Barnett Ironworks and ITW CIP.
Silver Sponsors: The Gaughan Team at RE/MAX Choice Properties, Bank of Tennessee, Jim & Cheri Batten, and Amaranth Designs.
Bronze Sponsors: Rivergate Dermatology & Skin Care Center, Forward Sumner, Jones & Church Farms, The Chris Hughes Family, and Lipman Brothers.
Supporting Partners: Ultimate Party Superstore, Precious Reflections Photo Booth Rental, Sheriff Sonny Weatherford and the Sumner County Sheriff’s Dept., the Gallatin Chamber of Commerce, and the Sumner County Museum.
Auctioneer: Ed Cope.
Photographer: Robert Smith.
Celebrity Volunteer Bartenders: Gallatin Chamber of Commerce CEO Kim Baker and Sumner County Museum Director Ryan Baker.
Auction Checkout Volunteers: Amy Koch, Bryan Koch, Matthew Roberts, and Jennifer Zehnder.
Bloomin’ Bash Organizing Committee: Pat Conner, Kelley Crecelius, Lynn Johnson, Grace Oliver, Mary Kathryn Oliver, and Amy Ramsey.
Caterer: Kathy’s Sugar & Spice Catering.
Entertainment: Kira Hooks and Jeff Goodkind.
Team United Way: Chief Development Officer Erin Birch, Finance Manager Danielle Robinson, and Projects Coordinator Toni Dew.
Thank you all for making our signature fundraising event a night we will all remember,
Thank you to Robert Smith for documenting our great night in photos.