Sunday, May 1st, was a wild, wild night at West End Synagogue. Over 180 folks pulled out their finest cowboy hats and pulled on their best cowboy boots for a fantastic night filled with casino games, silent auction, and mouthwatering grub! There were fabulous deals on the more than 75 silent auction items, Winner’s Circle opportunities, smoked BBQ, and of course delicious dishes from Goldie Shepard.
The Three Amigos, a Special signature whiskey created by Pennington Reserve Distillery for the event.
Everyone who attended had a great time and enjoyed all the amazing food and drinks. “Three Amigos,” WES’s very first, signature private-label whiskey was available for tastings and bottles were given to sponsors at the Joker’s Wild level and above. Members of the kiddush club came up with the idea and a small group led by Stuart Wiston and Evan Nahmias visited the Pennington Reserve Distillery to taste several barrels before settling on the perfect one. Then they came up with the creative name and label design. There are still a few bottles left of this exclusive whiskey and anyone interested in having one for their personal collection, can get one through the donation link on the WES website, but hurry they will not last long!
The brisket, chicken, and salmon smoked by Jason Sparks and his dedicated Pit Crew paired perfectly with the western-themed delicacies made by Goldie Shepard. Attendees were seen going back to the buffet over and over because the food was just that good! There were signature cocktails available, and beer donated by Rhizome Productions.
Rabbi Joshua and his wife, Jessica, get into the spirit of the Wild Wild West!
The Silent Auction committee led by Marsha Raimi managed to secure over 75 items ranging from a cabin in the mountains to personal experiences with members of the congregation like a guided hike or challah baking classes.
There were many patrons, sponsors, and participants who made the evening such a success. Special thanks to those corporate sponsors, at the Jackpot level were Electronics Express and Pinnacle Bank; High Roller sponsors ABE Electric Company, Mobile Fixtures, Pathway Lending, Wealth Management, Wieck Construction, and Zeitlin Realty; and Joker’s Wild sponsors Boon Legal, Hartert-Russell and Delek. So many others supported the event and a complete listing can be found on the WES website.
Whether it was the food, the drinks, the games, or the auction, there was truly something for everyone to enjoy!
It was a wild, wild, night at West End Synagogue’s annual fundraiser.