St. Mary Medical Center’s Twenty First Annual Gala
We are thrilled to be designing and producing the St. Mary Medical Center Foundation’s 21st Annual Gala on Saturday, September 22. We’ve been producing this event for over seven years now and we think this will be the best year ever for this incredible charity event benefiting St. Joseph Health and St. Mary Victorville.
100 years ago, nine sisters arrived in Eureka, California with only 60 cents and a place to stay. These women became the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. In 1920, they opened St. Joseph Hospital to care for Eureka residents. Today, they continued their mission, providing high quality care to thousands in the High Desert.
Each year we transform a raw barn space at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds into an elegant and chic environment in the middle of the High Desert for this amazing event. People who attend the gala are always shocked by the incredible transformation that takes place and we work very hard to impress them more and more each year.
We began installation for the event on Wednesday, from draping the walls, to lighting, staging, and placing specialty linens and centerpieces accented with crystals. This annual event is truly the talk of the town and one that everyone in San Bernardino looks forward to. We can’t show you photos yet, because décor for the event must be kept a secret; but we can tell you that this year will be very exquisite! We are mixing soft hues of barely blush and peach with rich chocolate browns.
This year’s guests will enjoy dinner, drinks, dancing and entertainment by L.A. Beat! Stay tuned to our blog in the coming weeks for professional photos and the story highlighting the gala. For now, enjoy these vintage photos featuring the beginnings of this amazing charity organization and a photo of the raw space before we started designing.