Polk County Equestrian Center

Stars & Stripes Gala - Annual Fundraiser

On Friday, November 15, 2019, the Jester Park Equestrian Center will host the 4th Annual Stars & Stripes Gala at the Jester Park Lodge in Granger, Iowa. The evening is designed to help raise life-changing funds for support of our Horses Helping Heroes Veterans Program

The 2018 3rd Annual Stars & Stripes Gala was the most successful gala yet and we were blown away by the generosity of our community in assisting us in raising a grand total of $16,892! We cannot say thank you enough! We hope to match, or even better increase this final total!

The night will include a delectable seated dinner, open bar for house wines and keg beer, the famous bob’s bars for dessert, and our amazing silent and live auction. Live auction will be auctioneered by our friends and generous annual supporters, Putney Auction Servicers, who will have you crying with laughter during the live auction! It is a night of celebration, catching up and meeting new friends, and fundraising (emphasis on FUNdraising!)

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Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Time: Doors open at 5:00pm for cocktail hour with opening speaker at 6:00pm
Location: Jester Park Lodge (11407 NW Jester Park Drive, Granger, IA 50109)
Attire: Cocktail/Semi-Formal

Hors d’oeuvres of Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms, Bruschetta, & Italian Meatballs

Garden salad with one of the two entrée options: Duet plate of petite chicken marsala and pork loin with a house made brandy cream sauce with string green beans and red peppers OR Manicotti stuffed with ricotta and spinach and string green beans and red peppers.

Dessert will be traditional Bob’s Bars! If you haven’t yet had one, you’ll love them!

Drinks! For the adults, the event will have a limited open bar, including open house wines and keg beer. Cocktails and specialty drinks can be purchased at the bar. For those who do not drink alcohol; iced tea, decaf coffee, and soda will be provided.

Tickets to the 2019 Stars & Stripes Gala are officially SOLD OUT! If you would like to be added to our mailing list so you can be kept up-to-date about the Stars & Stripes you can do so by CLICKING HERE!

For more information about The Horses Helping Heroes Veterans Program, please click HERE


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A huge THANK YOU to our community sponsors for their support of the 4th Annual Stars & Stripes Gala! If you are unable to attend the event, but would like to show your support, consider becoming an event sponsor! Check out our “CALL TO ACTION” to learn about our needs or contact Molly Mellinger at Molly.Mellinger@polkcountyiowa.gov or 515-999-2818 ext. 205.

Putney Auction Services
Neymeyer Photo Designs
Food With Flair
Dickey, Campbell & Sahag PLC
Mark Gobel
Andrew & Beth D. Denker
Sig & Ann Anderson 
Katie McGuire
In Memorium of David Joseph Morris, US Army Vietnam Veteran

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If you have a skill, service, or item that you think may bring value to our silent or live auction, please don’t hesitate to reach out! Please contact Molly Moore at Molly.Moore@polkcountyiowa.gov or 515-999-2818!

Contact Us

Jester Park Equestrian Center
11171 NW 103 Court
Granger, IA 50109

P: (515) 999-2818
F: (515) 323-5354

Monday – Sunday  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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