Under this year’s “Sail into Spring” theme, the over 160 people enjoyed an evening of delicious food, fund raising and dancing during the seventeenth annual Emerald Eve.
When the event was over, the Swift County-Benson Hospital “sailed away” with over $20,000 that will be used for improvements at the hospital’s physical therapy department.
Emerald Eve’s decorating committee outdid themselves this year, with help from friends, spouses, the community and especially from Mrs. Sather’s seventh grade art class who made the pelicans that were perched on each table.
Event organizers are thankful to all the businesses and individuals who contribute prizes, time, money and talent to make Emerald Eve happen each year. This year, they especially want to thank Bob Zielsdorf and his crew from Zielsdorf Auction and Real Estate Services. Bob has conducted the live auction for many years, but this year his crew provided the clerking services for the live and silent auctions. It’s a huge job and the Emerald Eve committee is grateful that one of the most difficult jobs associated with the event has been taken over by professionals willing to volunteer their services!