One of the fantastic Auction Items we had at January’s Imagine! Celebration Dinner and Auction was an “Exotic Mediterranean Feast."
The donor of this auction item was Highland Technical Staffing CEO Anahid Katchian. The item was valued at $1,500, but it sold TWICE at the Live Auction for $2,500 each. The first purchasers of the item were Gary and Sheila Horton from Western Disposal, who had the "Feast" at their home last Saturday, March 26.
Anahid (who was also one of the most generous donors on the evening of the Celebration) did all the shopping and preparing from scratch, creating an opulent and leisurely repast including a huge variety of both hot and cold small appetizers, a sumptuous main course, and variety of desserts.
Imagine! Foundation Board president Leona Stoecker volunteered to help prepare the meal, and had this to say about the experience:
Anahid had three different crews of volunteers helping at different times for three days. She took one day just to purchase the ingredients at a specialty store in southeast Denver. She is extremely organized with the menu and detailed instructions. Learning how to roll the grape leaves filled with lamb and beef, and roast the peppers over an open flame for the hummus under the expert guidance of Anahid was an amazing experience. We are so fortunate to have so many amazing people who are willing to put in their time and talents for the people Imagine! serves.
Anahid shared some photos with us from the event which you can see below.
Thanks to Gary and Shelia for purchasing the “Feast,” and to all the volunteers who helped make the meal so unique and special. Thanks also to Foundation Board member Walt Pounds and his wife Linda, who purchased the second “Feast.” Looks like you guys have a lot to look forward to!
Most of all, thanks to Anahid for her generous efforts on behalf of some of our community’s most vulnerable citizens. We are so grateful for all you have done!