Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Old Pogue’s "Horseplay on the Midway" McGala a Success

May 2, 2009 - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL - The 15th Annual Ronald McDonald House® Charity McGala held at the world famous Sawgrass Marriott Resort featured a Kentucky Derby and old-fashioned country fair theme complete with great food, entertainment and giving. Liquor Group donated the bar for the $250 per couple event, which included some of their finest products such as: Old Pogue Bourbon, Ocean Organic Vodka from Hawaii, Surreal Latvian Flavored Vodkas, Happy Tequila and Primo Malbec Vodka.

After "betting" on the big race, guests watched the action on big screens inside the ballroom and sat down for a wonderful meal. Many guests sponsored families staying at a Ronald McDonald House® for a year, six months, three months, a month or a week. Each donor received a balloon for their commitment and the air above all of the tables quickly filled with them. A silent auction featured a variety of items for guests to take home including artwork, jewelry, golf items, trips and gift certificates to popular restaurants. A local favorite band Pro Bono got everyone up and dancing after dinner.

The event raised nearly $250,000 for the House program thanks to Presenting Sponsor Vistakon® and McGala Chair Meg Kuchar. A big thanks to everyone that attended the event, and Liquor Group looks forward to seeing more of you next year!