Gandalf’s Gala: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

 

PHOTOGRAPHER TIM MOTLEY

Gandalf’s Gala was a lovely event benefitting Spectrum Health Hospice and Palliative Care.  This event trilogy was presented by Celebration! Cinema North.

The evening began at 6:00 p.m on Thursday, December 13, 2012 featuring a strolling dinner by Panera, Sheshco, Buffalo Wild Wings, Afternoon Delight Catering, Melting Pot, Coldstone Creamery, Starbucks and Noodles and Company.

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Through the Hobbit doorway, guests were greeted by live Celtic-inspired music by “Peat in the Creel”.  After dinner folks spent their time petting John Ball Traveling Zoo’s “mystical creatures” and getting their photo taken in front of a green screen photographs.  Attendees were able to see the long awaited film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey before anyone else.  The live auction included a VIP Film package from Celebration and a Safari Trip to South Africa.

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