When it’s time to taste the food, you know an event is getting close. Yesterday, Board Member Jennifer Galvez, Head of Programs Julie Carlberg, Be A Gift Foundation’s Elaine Donovan and (lucky) me, joined for a tasting for the next Maggie’s Place fundraiser.
The Fun-Raiser Fandango is the second time Donovan and her Be A Gift Foundation have created the rodeo-themed party to benefit both her foundation and Maggie’s Place. We are blessed by her generosity of spirit as well as her ability to plan an amazing party. It’s a night to kick up your heels, feast on great food, ride a mechanical bull, bid on the silent auction and bring the whole family for a night of fun.
The party is set for a 6 p.m. start Saturday, April 14 at Rancho D’Siete in Scottsdale. It’s a private ranch so tickets are limited.
Music will be provided by Ryan Bexley’s Band and The Anglim Sisters. Bexley, who shared the stage at last year’s Bird’s Nest with Toby Keith, has opened for Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Joe Nichols, Old Dominion and Keith Urban. He is currently with Bentley’s Whiskey Row Double Header Tour. The Anglim Sisters became well-known more than 13 years ago when Michelle, the oldest, sang the National Anthem at an Arizona Diamondbacks game at the age of 11. Since then, Sienna and Marcella have joined her. They perform locally and in Houston, Texas
With the music taken care of, it was on to the food. How about rib eye tacos? Or specialty appetizers? Paquime Street Food of Mexico is concocting some amazing and different palate pleasers for the event.
The site is a stunning private ranch with meandering paths around the property, a horse barn and plenty of room for dancing, mingling and silent auction bidding. Invitations, with a link to purchase, go out in a few days.
Watch for it. You don’t want to miss this one!