The Triangles area’s catering elite joined forces Tuesday, September 22nd to fight hunger at NACE Triangle Chapter’s annual community fundraiser. The 5th annual Top of the Table Competition used the Broadway musical Wicked as a theme and benefited the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.
Over two hundred people enjoyed incredible food, live entertainment, an amazing silent auction, raffles, and much more! In addition, the attendees were able to view and vote for their favorite tabletop designs created by some of the regions best known event industry professionals!
Multiple vendors raised funds by sponsoring tables and donating prizes for a silent auction. The incredible prizes ranged from Calvin Klein suits, overnight stays at luxury area hotels, dinners at the Angus Barn (and many other dining establishments, colorful handmade quilts, and much more!
Wicked Witch Presides Over Auction Prizes
Showtime Events provided the acrylic LED IceMagic tables to extravagantly display the silent auction prizes. The 30+ foot long long tables exploded with a vivid green color that matched the event’s Wicked theme. It was hard to miss the silent auction items, which was the main purpose of using the lit tables. Topping off the silent auction tables, the Wicked Witch herself was situated in the center, charmingly bathed in a very witchy green featuring a 20 foot cape that flowed to the second level of the fabulous Bay 7 event space in Durham, NC.
The tabletop designs were amazing, sparkling with rubies and emeralds or draped in imposing charcoals and red roses. It was definitely hard to choose a winner from such astounding talent and the incredible variety displayed.
Entry for Top of Table Design Competition
The tabletop design competition was fierce, but so was the silent auction bidding. The silent auction team of Amy Greene, Valerie Ward, Linda Giglio, David Casteel, and James Auerbach from Showtime Events (and interns Marcellina Burch, and Andrea Siracuse also from Showtime Events) worked hard to make sure the spread of prizes was flamboyantly showcased. It was awesome seeing so many professionals donating their time, money, and efforts to a good cause. Many people in attendance walked away with some highly sought-after auction items!
Presentations went on throughout the night with great door prizes/raffles being given away. Prizes includes 2 tickets to see David Copperfield at the new DPAC in Durham, a hot air balloon ride for 2, cash, and more.
Representatives from the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle also spoke providing information about the great charity and why everyone had gathered for the event. On the big screen the movie The Wizard of Oz was shown all night long adding to the atmosphere and theme for the event.
It will be hard to top this year’s NACE Top of the Table charity event and Showtime Events was PROUD to be one of the sponsors! Below is a great picture of the Silent Auction Committee Team!
Silent Auction Team
A special thanks to Scott Faber and Brian Mullins for the fantastic photos of a spectacular evening!