The 2017 Kelton House Gala raised approximately $18,500 for continuing Kelton House’s mission of providing historical education and preserving decorative arts in Central Ohio. The Secret Garden theme was enhanced by the donation of greenery by Dean’s Greenhouse,
which provided a garden escape atmosphere that set the mood for the evening.
Performers Brian Michael Smith and the John Vermeulen Octet further amplified the mood with spirit-lifting big band music. Guests dined on a taste bud tingling menu from Bleu & Fig that included: Thick Cut Brown Sugar Candied Bacon Tower, Avocado Spring Roll with Sesame Chili Sauce and Pork Tenderloin Sliders with Fig Horseradish Aioli on Petite French Roll. The dessert bundtinis from Nothing Bundt Cake were particularly popular with guests. The signature cocktail, a sparkling strawberry rose sangria, was enjoyed by all who partook in the delightful concoction.
At this year’s gala, the casino room featured four tables, including a brand new craps table that was a big hit. In addition to the ever popular silent auction, this year’s gala included a wine barrel raffle. The winner walked away with 20 bottles of wine and a wine barrel! In the words of this year’s gala chair, Jessica Mabry, “We could not have asked for a better evening for the 2017 Kelton House Gala. The weather was gorgeous and everything came together nicely to make a great event. A big thank you to the hard work put in by the committee and to our sponsors to help make this year’s gala such a success.”