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2023 Hope Regala
Two nights and over $200k raised for the Hope Clinic
May 12, 2023

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trip to Tuscany, rides in a private airplane, catered dinner parties. These experiences combined with the dinners, auctions, donations and raffles helped create the “most successful Hope Regala yet,” said Yolanda Cristiani, director of the Hope Clinic.

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Darrell Gibbs separates raffle tickets for the 50/50 raffle. You could get 1, 6, or 12 tickets – or get a yard of tickets for $20.
The weekend fundraiser pulled in just over $207k in gross proceeds.

Money raised during the weekend helps pay a portion of Hope Clinic’s annual operating costs. The clinic provides access to doctors, nurses, and medications for the underinsured and uninsured in Pamlico County.

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Dennis Brinson’s BBQ on Friday night, with fixin’s.

Friday night is a relaxed, casual BBQ dinner with live music and raffles. Saturday night is the Gala, a catered dinner, live auction, raffle drawing for $10k, music, and dancing.

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BBQ sauce is waiting.
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Mementos of the Hope Regala – memento chips made out of wood left over from bidding paddles.
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Items in the silent auction: a wood pecker, a print and statue of a Buffalo Soldier, and a wine package worth hundreds.
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Live music for the BBQ dinner, by Brant Island Strings.
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Zariah Forbes is a volunteer for Hope Clinic. She helped register guests at Saturday’s gala.
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Yes, there was wine. But also – an ice tub of beer.
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Under the tent Saturday night.
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A man being rushed by guests … they’re competing for their table’s place in the dinner line.
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Karen Thomas bids on the trip to Tuscany. After a few rounds, she was the highest bidder.
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Hope Clinic Director Yolanda Cristiani stands by while the winner of the 10k Golden Ticket Raffle is called. Bayboro Pharmacy owners Johnathan Altman and his wife Lori were this year’s winners.
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A look at Grace Harbor, and the dance floor after sunset.

Posted Friday May 12, 2023 by Allison DeWeese


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