2022 Paint the Town Purple Gala kicking off Domestic Violence Awarness Month

Friday of Family weekend, the chapter hosted their annual Paint the Town Purple Gala kicking off Domestic Violence Awareness Month – raising awareness and funding for the local shelter. The night kicked off with cocktail hour from 6:00 – 7:20, and dinner was served at 7:30 PM. There was a photographer to capture family, friends, and sisters, along with a videographer, a silent auction, and even a 50/50 raffle!

During our cocktail hour, guests enjoyed music by guitarist Jackson Alter while sampling Hors d’oeuvres (Mac n’ Cheese Fritters with a BBQ aioli, Mini Chicken Empanadas with jalapeno cheese Sause, Mini Veggie Spring Roll with a Spicy Mustard, Caprese Skewer, and a Bacon Jam Crostini with Caramelized Onion, Fig Preserves) along with a card only bar (alcoholic beverages) and water, lemonade and tea. 

At 7:30, guests headed into the main ballroom for the main event! Dinner options were Chicken Breast Roasted with Lemon and Rosemary, Orzo and Spinach Pilaf with Blistered Cherry Tomato, Kalamata Olives & Grilled Artichokes or Stuffed Squash with Beans, Roasted Mushrooms, Rice and Quinoa Stuffed Seasonal Squash, Roasted Red Bell Coulis  & Seasonal Vegetables (this option was Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free & Dairy Free). Guests also were treated to a “State of the Chapter” address and our guest speaker, Alicia Armstrong whom shared her story and the importance and our impact on Domestic Violence Awareness. For dessert, there will be a selection of Salted Caramel Cheesecakes and Flourless Chocolate Torte (Torte is Veg,GF,DF) 
Concluding dinner, we announced the silent auction winners, 50/50 winners, and shared the “why” behind the favors – asking all guests to join us in “painting the town purple” and raising awareness this upcoming month and beyond… Join us in sharing this month by posting photos/videos with #AXODVAM

We would be remiss if we didn’t share the chapter surpassed $24,000 in fundraising during the event!!! Save the date for Donuts for DVA on October 6th!

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