Junior League’s “Dish It Up” Fundraising Event Benefits Community

The Junior League of Lincoln’s (www.jll.org) 13th annual Dish It Up event raised a record-breaking $50,090 on March 10 at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel in downtown Lincoln. All event proceeds from live and silent auctions, ticket sales, and donations support Junior League of Lincoln community service projects that promote children and women’s well-being. These include ClothesLine, The Hub: Central Access Point for Young Adults’s Home Goods Store, Lighthouse Girl Power Courses, and CEDARS Youth Action Committee courses. For more details about Junior League of Lincoln, visit JLL.org.

Over 300 attendees enjoyed cuisine from Wilderness Ridge, Chef Au Chef, 9 South Chargrill, Billy’s, Blue Blood Brewing Co., Doorstep Diner, Lulubee’s Artisanal Chocolates, The Rabbit Hole Bakery, Chez Hay, Venue Restaurant and Lounge, Miller Time & Pub, and Gianna’s Java and Gelato. The Still and Blue Blood Brewing Co. provided the drinks. A VIP area offered cuisine and specially crafted cocktails provided by The Other Room and Venue.

Awards given during the event included: Iron Chef Award – Aaron Young, Chef au Chef; Food Critics Best Creation Award – Eric Starley, Wilderness Ridge; Food Critics Best Presentation Award – Jeff Fisher, Doorstep Diner. Food critics were Jeff Korbelik from the Lincoln Journal Star, Senator Mike Hilgers, and Rob Tualaulelei, a prominent local foodie. Gina and Joe from B107.3’s The Gina and Joe Morning Show emceed the event. Event co-chairs were Junior League of Lincoln Members Chelsey Welch and Katie Maschmann.

This event would not have been possible without sponsors and donors. The 2017 title sponsor was Slim Chickens. Petals to Platinum was the exclusive elegance sponsor and B107.3 was the exclusive media sponsor. Additional sponsors included Nelnet, The Abel Family, Hilgers Graben, Counter Culture, Union Bank & Trust, Welch Ophthamology, Casey Nelson Exteriors, Mark & Janelle Hegarty, Florence Strobel in Memory of Jim Strobel, Zysset Oral and Implant Surgery, Crete Carrier, Joanna Christiansen, REALTOR® at Keller Williams, Inspro Insurance, Runza, Bryan Health, Union Bank & Trust, Hey Cupcake and Kate DeCoste Photography.