Starry Night raises $55,000 for STAR House

Starry Night 2011, presented by Roswell Rotary, will net over $55,000 to benefit STAR House Foundation. “We are proud to once again be the presenting sponsor of Starry Night,” said David McCleary, president of Roswell Rotary. In his welcoming remarks, McCleary added “Roswell Rotary and STAR House have a long standing partnership and we’ve watched and helped the organization grow to serve more of our at-risk youth. Tonight we have 37 Rotarians attending this beautiful event and even more Rotarians and children of Rotarians are participating as volunteers.”

Starry Night took place at the beautiful home of Robert (Bob) Hagan and included an evening of fabulous food and dancing under the stars. The sold out crowd of over 200 guests attended the “causal chic” evening including Congressman Tom Price, State Senator John Albers and several other elected officials. “Starry Night has become the event of the fall season” remarked event co-chair Julie Mizer. “We could not be more pleased with our corporate and food sponsors and with this beautiful weather!” Other sponsors of Starry Night include Bank of North Georgia, Buff and Jim Van Epps, Georgia Power, North Fulton Hospital, Macy’s, Frazier & Deeter, Bob Hagan, PaperHost, Roswell Rewards, Keller and Sam Torrey, Stroud’s Printing & Design, Roger and Trey Wise, and World Harvest Church.

Starry Night’s signature drink, the Ginger Star, was a huge hit of the evening. Creating the drink was beverage sponsor, Vixen Vodka. Local restaurants sponsored heavy hors d’oeuvre stations including Dinner Tonight, Doubletree Hotel, I Canita Cake, Inc Street Food, Ippolitos, Outback Steakhouse, Salt Factory Pub, Shane’s Rib Shack, Table & Main, The Nutt Hutt, Willy’s and Zaxby’s and many guests found their favorite appetizer or dish among the delicious choices. Additional beverage sponsors were Concentrics Restaurant Group and Jana Water.

“We are just thrilled with the evening,” said co-chair Eleida Fleming. “Our committee worked tirelessly and the community support for the families that we serve was nothing short of amazing. The stars truly aligned for STAR House.”