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- Le Dîner en Blanc SacramentoAlmost, 1,700 revelers gathered at the iconic Sacramento Memorial Auditorium for the 2nd edition of Le Dîner en Blanc Sacramento on October 7th. Once again, Sacramentans had a chance to enjoy one of the city's special public spaces, exhibit unique fashion, and dine together in open-air with friends, neighbors and fellow citizens. Diner en Blanc is an event held globally where pre-registered guests agree to dress all in white and enjoy a private picnic at a public space. The International event debuted locally in 2016 on DOCO Plaza at the Golden 1 Center just days after the grand opening of Sacramento’s newest and most anticipated community venue. With Sacramento Memorial Auditorium opening doors in 1927, celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, event organizers were excited to bring Dîner en Blanc to one of the city’s oldest and most historic community venues. The pop-up Parisian-style picnic requires guests to wear all white, prepare their own menus, and bring their own picnic materials, including table and chairs. “As Hosts of Le Dîner en Blanc, we love the spirit, energy, enthusiasm and total commitment by guests to participate in an event of their own creation,” said Christine Ault, one of six co-hosts who organize the event. “We were so happy to see new friendships being made, existing ones celebrated, and our diverse community join together in a joyous one-of-a-kind experience.” Created in Paris nearly 30 years ago, this global phenomenon takes place in more than 70 cities and 25 countries around the world such as New York, Sydney, Toronto, Singapore, Mexico City, Johannesburg, Hong Kong, and—now Sacramento. “Le Dîner en Blanc is organized purely to build community and friendship and not for profit or associated with any humanitarian or fundraising cause,” Ault said. “With more than 20 events in the U.S. alone, Sacramento holds the distinction of being the first and only city in all of Northern California to host this international affair.” Le Dîner en Blanc Sacramento is produced by six hosts and a volunteer team of almost 40 Leaders. The 2017 event was supported by local partners Nugget Markets, Land Rover Rocklin and Sacramento, and the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, and Evian Badoit as the national partner.
Center for Fathers and Families Salute to Fatherhood BanquetEvent was held at the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton, Sacramento on June 14th. Nathaniel “ Gene” Wilson Donald Terry Justin Jay Marzz Marshall Michael Marion Doug Christie
Protesters Demonstration Against ICE Officials Separating Undocumented Families
Saint John’s Program Polo For Change FundraiserOn June 2nd, Saint John’s Programs inaugural Polo for Change Event was hosted at Chamberlain Ranch where over 900 people came together for an amazing, fun-filled event, featuring delicious food catered by Plates Café n a shopping promenade, a silent auction, live music, California Cowgirls and CalCrush Clydesdales demonstrations, a fabulous hat competition.
Best of Carmichael Awards Dinner On June 1st, the 2nd annual Best of Carmichael Awards Dinner was held at the Milargo Center, sponsored by Carmichael Chamber of Commerce and Carmichael Times.
City Year Sacramento Ripples of Hope FundraiserOn May 31st, City Year Sacramento “Ripples of Hope” fundraiser was held at the Golden 1 Center. Honorees: Congratulations to Mark Friedman and Marjorie Solomon Friedman for their commitment to the Sacramento community. The City Year AmeriCorps members serve students in seven Sacramento schools using, Whole School, Whole Child model. City Year Sacramento deploys 66 highly skilled AmeriCorps members to serve in seven schools impacting over 4,000 students at Father Keith B. Kenny K-8, Fern Bacon Middle School, Leataata Floyd Elementary, Oak Park Preparatory Academy, Oak Ridge Elementary School, Rosa Parks K-8 School, and Sacramento Charter High School.
Sacramento Tree Foundation Hero AwardsSacramento’s preeminent environmental awards on May 30th at the Natomas Farm Bureau. The awards honor the people and projects that have done great things for our region’s urban forest, and support the programs of the Sacramento Tree Foundation. This annual event hosts 200-300 attendees, including leaders of Sacramento's most influential businesses, national and state elected officials, and tree lovers from around the region.