A sellout crowd of more than 220 people gathered at the beautiful Long Hollow Gardens and Vineyards on Friday night, March 6, to support the programs and agencies of United Way of Sumner County at the annual Bloomin’ Bash Gala & Auction fundraising event. We are still finalizing numbers for the night, but we expect proceeds from the Bloomin' Bash to exceed $52,000 when our books are closed.
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, all of our guests, those who donated auction items, and the following for being a part of a great night that will create a positive impact in 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)
Year-Round Sponsor: Publix
Gold Sponsors: Barnett Ironworks, ITW CIP, and Rep. Johnny Garrett.
Hospitality Sponsor: The Gaughan Team at RE/MAX Choice Properties.
Silver Sponsors: Amaranth Designs, Bank of Tennessee, Jimmy & Cheri Batten, Southeastern Building Corp., and Rep. William Lamberth.
Bronze Sponsors: Belmonth Athletics, Chuck & Pat Conner, Family Legacy Funeral Homes, Jones & Church Farms, Lipman Brothers, Reliant Bank, Norman & April Rubio, and Sumner Bank & Trust.
Supporting Partners: Ultimate Party Superstore, Sheriff Sonny Weatherford and the Sumner County Sheriff’s Dept., and the Gallatin Chamber of Commerce.
Auctioneer: Ed Cope.
Photographer: Robert Smith.
Bartenders: Gallatin Chamber of Commerce CEO Kim Baker and Anna Smith from Publix.
Event Volunteers: Scott Denton, Amy Koch, Bryan Koch, and Paula Kolish.
Bloomin’ Bash Organizing Committee: Kelley Crecelius, Lynn Johnson, Grace Oliver, Mary Kathryn Oliver, and Amy Ramsey.
Caterer: Kathy’s Sugar & Spice Catering.
Entertainment: Cosmic Collective.
Thank you all for making our signature fundraising event a night we will all remember,
All photos by Robert Smith