Table of Friends, October 13, 2012

 “Table of Friends” Outrageous Orange Fundraiser a Success!

At the “Table of Friends” fundraiser on October 13, over 160 generous guests joined to celebrate and support the child abuse prevention work of New Parent Services, a program of The Next Door serving Hood River County.  A grand total of $22,000 was raised – the most yet in its nine-year event history.

“I was truly amazed at the outpouring of generosity this year,” said Karen Enns, New Parent Services Program Director.  “As we share with the community our important work of mentoring struggling parents, their support for our vision of healthy, happy, thriving children and families grows stronger and stronger.  We are so grateful for this support, as are the families we work with.”

Guests dined on Boda’s Kitchen cuisine, danced to Lolo Motion tunes, and donated the night away at Springhouse Cellar.  Premier sponsor Cloud Cap Technology, supporting sponsors Kidz Dental Zone, Gorge Dental and Gorge Networks made the event possible. Donations and discounts from Adornments of Hood River, Full Sail Brewing, Ray Perkins with Digital Style Photography, Simply Events, and Your Rental & Party Center allowed more event profits to go directly toward preventing child abuse.

The highlight of the night was the live dessert auction.  Over 20 scrumptious desserts donated by local restaurants were auctioned off by Morgan Auctioneers.  A whopping $9,000 was raised during this lively event!  Celilo Restaurant’s Chocolate Hazelnut Torte fetched $700, and delectables from Apple Valley, Blissful Brownies, Charburger Country, Hood River Hotel, Hood River Inn, Knead, Petit Provence, Sweet Melissa’s, and 3 Rivers Grill–all went for $450 or more!  Huge thanks also to Cupcake Parade, Divots, Jennifer Gray, Red House Bakery and Sixth  Street Bistro for their highly prized dessert donations.

Sixteen table hosts enthusiastically filled the venue with “outrageously orange”-clad guests.  Thanks go to HoodRiver Dental and PHRMH Medical Staff for sponsoring full tables, as well as to hosts Barb Blair, Anne Burton, Anne Carloss, Rebecca Chown, Lynda Dallman, Sue Farro, Janet Hamada, Dee Holzman, Penny Hunting, Leslie Kerr, Kathryn McElwee, Nancy Johanson Paul, Susie Samuels, and Kim Stolte.


Saturday, October 13, 2012 | 5:30–10:00 pm | Springhouse Cellar | Hood River

Bring yourself, a guest, or a whole Table of Friends for a night of fun and fabulous desserts!

  • Live Music by Lolo Motion
  • Live Dessert Auction
  • Dinner & Dancing at Springhouse Cellar
  • Theme: Outrageous Orange!
Tickets at:
  • The Next Door office in Hood River
  • Online at (search for “table hood river”)
  • Host a table! Call 541-490-6844
  • Tickets sales close at 5 pm Monday, October 8, and tickets will not be available at the door.

 Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Cloud Cap Technology
A KidZ Dental Zone
Gorge Net
Gorge Dental



Your support is needed… if you would like to sponsor the event, please contact Karen Enns at 541-436-0306. Thank you very much!