On Saturday, May 11th, community members gathered to celebrate the revitalization of downtown Harrisonburg and support the work of Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance at its annual fundraising gala, Renaissance Night.
The event, held from 6:30-11:00 pm at Capital Ale House, featured a Millennium theme and a full evening of entertainment, including dinner, drinks, silent and live auctions, a raffle, a costume contest, and dancing to music by DJ Neals Barkley.
Guests dressed up with fun props for the photo booth, operated by local photographer Paul Somers. Photo by Nicole Martorana.
Guests browsed and bid on a wide array of items in the silent auction, including local artwork, jewelry, culinary treats, spa and wellness packages, concerts, and getaways. Photo by Nicole Martorana.
Guests could choose from several dinner items at serving stations throughout the restaurant, including dishes like prime rib, creamed spinach, and green beans. Photo by Nicole Martorana.
Guests could dine in several atmospheres throughout the restaurant, including the rooftop deck overlooking historic Court Square. Photo by Nicole Martorana.
Guests could dine in several atmospheres throughout the restaurant. Photo by Nicole Martorana.
The live auction was emceed by Michael Weaver, Manager of Court Square Theater, and Suzi Carter, Program Director of Northend Greenway. Photo by Nicole Martorana.
Auctioneer Vern Michaels exuberantly led guests through a full live auction program, including items like special dining events and vacation packages. Photo by Nicole Martorana.
Renaissance Night 2013 was a great success and huge support to downtown revitalization. Many thanks to all who attended; we’ll see you next year!
Nicole Martorana is the Editor of the Do Downtown blog and the Promotions Manager for Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance.