Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Celebrate Trinity 2010 Fundraiser for Trinity Junior High School Educational Trust, Fort Smith, Arkansas

I have been busy at work for several weeks with many of my friends preparing the decorations and graphic design for the Trinity Junior High Educational Trust major fundraiser, “Celebrate Trinity.”  The event was Saturday, Feb. 6th in the school’s Activity Center.   The evening was a great success and the committee was very pleased that the auctions did so well, the food was great and the bars (liquor and cigar,) band and bidding kept our guests happy until midnight.  Most of these pictures were taken before the event started at 6:00pm and I didn’t even make it outside to take pictures of the signs, up lighting and cigar bar tent. 

Below is the entryway with the bar set up in the concession stand.  The silvery screen to the right is the sponsor thank you board and the check in table beyond it.  The hallway was lit with mini lights in the windows and around the bar and really set the mood and tone before entering the gym.  We set up pub tables in the area that one housed the silent auction in years past.

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We covered up the trophy case with pipe and drape to display some of the live auction items at the front door.

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The gym bar was set off by red mini lights.  We constructed the table centerpieces from corplast gaming suits, cards, dice and chips and a lot of glitter, chenille stems and mylar.

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The large stage backdrop of lights made a festive background for the gaming tables in front of the stage.  The gaming tables were cleared out to make way for the live auction and band that were to follow.

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Food tables before candles and flashing balls were lit and food on table…the blue uplights around the room looked great but not in these pictures!

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Table centerpieces were set on top of either a red glitter round base or a blue lame square base.  Programs and sponsor tents surround the setting with votives and chips, cards and dice for the final touch.  The table sponsor name was the crown of the centerpiece…many of the sponsors took these home at the end of the evening.


The beer and wine bar in the gym was highlighted with red accent lighting.


The Silent Auction Area turned out like a sparkling  jewel in the large gym with the icicle underlights and the minilights hung above.  The room looked much more pulled together when the house lights were down!







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1 comment:

  1. Wow! Wonderful job! Wish you were here! I love your eye for detail!