The fund-raising event for SALT held at Good Time Charlie’s on Friday turned out to be a big success, organizers say.
The silent auction was running for everyone to look at and bid on as they arrived. A sit-down dinner was provided for those in attendance.
Jeff Frampton and his crew provided a buffet of pork-inspired foods including a new twist with bacon ice cream, provided by Boji Stone. The auction began after dinner for big-ticket items. Todd Rodenburg and Billy Penniston entertained the crowd during the live auction with some help from Matthew and Brett Kelchen, who kept the crowd laughing.
Many community members left with unique items from both auctions. More than 100 items were donated for the silent auction, thanks to the generosity of local businesses. Pat the DJ donated his services for a dance after the auction finished. He also donated a DJ service for the auction.
“SALT would like to take this time to thank Charlie for donating the use of his facility,” said Sherrie Wohlgemuth, development director for SALT. “The night came together well, thanks to the help of the SALT Center staff and volunteers.
The SALT Center has assisted more than 200 homeless people since it opened two years ago, Wohlgemuth said. The SALT Center offers emergency overnight shelter to men, women, and families, in a clean, sober environment.
“We just really felt blessed by all of the hours of work from volunteers and support from our community,” Wohlgemuth said. “The SALT center staff and board members would like to thank the community for their support. We also appreciate all the help from volunteers and donors for making this event possible.”