GRuB’s Harvest Soiree

Attention all GRuBberz! Drum roll please… 

The numbers are in for our Harvest Soiree event – we officially raised just over $57,000!!!! That beat our event goal of $42,000 by a mile!

Many, many thanks to all of you who helped to make it happen! Either as a guest, sponsor, item donor, vendor, volunteer, Events Committee member, Board member, or staff, it was a combined effort that we all can be proud of. We clearly belong to a community that cares about GRuB’s mission and will invest in making it become reality.

It was a beautiful event this year. The guests were in high spirits, the food was delicious, and the weather was wonderful! The auction, bar, and appetizers were set against the backdrop of the lush Albee’s Garden Parties and the setting put guests in just the right mood to bid high and often. Thank you Bob and Marty Albee for the gorgeous space and you support!

Special thanks to Music is the Bridge who treated us to their sultry songs. Kudos to Matt Smith, our new auctioneer, who brought the live bidding to a whole new level with his humor and hypnotic spiral!

A huge shout out to Chef Clay of Roundbelly catering who created our scrumptious, healthy meal and to Don from the Chehalis Tribe, who worked wonders with salmon on the tribe’s mobile salmon grill! 3 Magnets Brewery, Whitewood and Finn River Cideries, your brews brought magic to the bar.

Thank you to our title sponsor WSECU, and to Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel,Olympia Federal Savings, Washington Community Reinvestment Association (WCRA) and Elie Halpern and Associates for being our partners in community.

Thank you to our fresh food purveyors: Taylor Shellfish FarmsThe Olympia Seafood Co.Fungi PerfectiHelsing Junction Farm, Piece by Piece, and Kirsop FarmThe Fresh ApproachChehalis Indian TribeOlympic Mountain Ice CreamThe Bread PeddlerDino’s Coffee Company, and the GRuB Farm!

Go GRuB GRow!

– Kerensa Mabwa, Community Engagement Coordinator

p.s. – Check out some great photos from the event here.


It’s time to reserve your spot for THE  event of the fall!
GRuB’s Harvest Soiree is back in olympia this year and we’ve
got a Farm-to-Table Feast & Auction that will
fill your belly and warm your heart.

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A Big thank-you to the sponsors that have
already joined us to put on this event: 

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Elie Halpern & Associates LLC

If you’re not able to attend this year, please consider making a donation instead. 
It’s the support of our greater community that makes our work possible,
so gifts are welcome in whatever manner they show up. 

For more information about the event, to donate an auction item, sponsor the event,
or to get information on or invitations to future GRuB fundraisers,
contact 360-753-5522 or