October 16, 2015 was the date of our annual fund raising event, the Hope Classic Banquet. Previously, the banquet was held in conjunction with a Golf Tournament, but starting this year, Storehouse Mission Support decided to focus on having a single Banquet event. And it was a great success! With over 170 attendees, and more than 100 items donated to the Silent Auction, we exceeded our goal of raising more than $20,000 for the ministry of the Hope Center and Honors Academy in Honduras.
The ministry directors, Peter and Tyanne Jurka, were in attendance, greeting the participants, and addressing the group with an update on the work in Honduras. The theme for the event was "A Magical Night for Honduras," and we were entertained by a magician performance. Another highlight was an example of the water filtration systems we place in needy homes in Honduras. One system can provide safe water to a family for up to 2 years. We received more than $1,000 in donations to update old systems and install many new ones.
We are grateful for all the volunteers, donors, supporters and attendees who made the banquet an enjoyable, informative, memorable and successful time. Please add your thoughts and photos in comments to this post.