Ruth's House



2019 Hearts Gala Planning Meeting

The next meeting of those interested in helping with the 2019 Hearts Gala is scheduled for 4:30pm on Monday, January 7, 2019 at Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church in Faribault. For more information please contact Suzzanne at or call 507-334-5043.

Please plan to attend whether you are interested in leading a committee or helping out on a committee.
The link at the right (Gala 2018) documents many of the activities of the Gala.


2019 Ruth’s House Hearts Gala
Saturday, February 9, 2019
American Legion in Faribault

Invitations to those currently on our Gala mailing list will be sent out in late December.


Theme and Decorations

It’s the HEARTS GALA! Once again the Decorating Committee will transform the American Legion in Faribault into “Party Central.” Dress in your favorite comfortable party clothes (hot pink is the color this year) and plan to sit with friends at the tables seating 8-10 people.
Gala Tables

Dessert Tables

The Dessert Auction

The Wine Wall

Wine Wall

2019 Gala Committee

Committee Members: Joyce Elsen (chair), Stacey Argabright, Kari Boldt, Chuck Budde, Cassandra Cook-Quarry,  Casi Cross, Suzzanne Fox,  Marcy Goss, Matt Gustafson, Ruth Hickey, Ruth Hildebrandt, Rose Leifeld-Brennan, Isabell O’Connor, Sue Rodman, Michelle Simpson, Jennifer Sorg, Kathy Tonolli, Jeanne Ullian, Ruth Wirtzfeld.

Live Auction Items


Gibson Guitar Firebird 2017 T+

Gibson GuitarFirebird Studio Vintage Sunburst 2017 T Guitar featuring: “slim taper neck, scorching pickups, and iconic design.” Donated by Gibson.

Monthly Pedicures for a Year+

Sunset Salon logoMonthly Classic Pedicures for a Year donated by Sunset Salon.

Monthly Flowers for a Year+

A Flower Arrangement a  Month for One Year donated by Bloom Floral Designs.Photo of Roses

Dinner for Ten at Your Home+

Dinner for ten at your home catered by Chef Jeff LaBeau and donated by Jeff LaBeau–chef at the Depot Bar & Grill in Faribault. (Food included; Alcohol not included.)Chef Jeff LaBeau

Silent Auction Items


Kerfoot Canopy Tour+

Kerfoot CanopyThis is a two and one-half hour zip line adventure including 14 zip lines as well as a suspension bridge and a spiral staircase. Donated by Kerfoot Canopy Tour.

Men's K2 Rollerblades+

RollerBladesPair of men’s red, black, and white, size 11 K2 rollerblades.

Wicker Picnic Basket Set+

Picnic BasketBrown wicker picnic basket with service for four: mugs, napkins, glasses, plates and silverware.

Silver and Pearl Necklace+

silver and pearl necklaceBeautiful silver and pearl necklace donated by Isabell O’Connor.

Black and Silver Necklace+

black and silver necklaceStunning black and silver necklace donated by Isabell O’Connor.

Light Green Necklace+

green necklaceElegant light green necklace donated by Isabell O’Connor.

Guthrie Theatre Tickets+

Guthrie TheatreTwo tickets to a 2018-2019 production at the Guthrie Theatre. Donated by the Guthrie Theatre.

Surly Brewing Gift Package+

SurlyBrewingCoSurly Sack containing a men’s and a women’s shirt, four pint glasses, a hat, and a $20 gift card. Donated by Surly Brewing.

North Shore Scenic Railroad Pkg+

NorthShore RailroadFamily Four Pack includes a 90 minute excursion on the North Shore Scenic Railroad (2018/2019). Donated by the North Shore Scenic Railroad.

The Saint Paul Hotel Stay+

St. Paul HotelDeluxe overnight accommodations for two at The Saint Paul Hotel. Donated by The Saint Paul Hotel.

Buck Hill Package+

buck hillTwo All-Day Ski or Snowboard Lift Tickets at Buck Hill. Donated by Buck Hill.

Duck Tape Company Gift Package+

Duck TapeA basket full of Duck Tape goodies, including poster putty, socket sealers, easy liner, and window roll kit. Donated by Duck Tape Company.

Grand Slam Laser Tag Packages+

Grand_Slam_BannerTwo Laser Tag Walk-in Packages at Grand Slam. Donated by Grand Slam.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum+

arboretumFour VIP passes to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Donated by the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Child's Hooded Cape+

Child’s Hooded Cape donated by Karen Churchill

Norwex Gift Basket+

Norwex Gift Basket donated by Sharon Dell

Fit for Life Membership+

Fit for Life logoThree-Month Family Membership to Fit for Life donated by Fit for Life.

Lady's Hooded Cape+

Annie Belle photoLady’s Hooded Cape donated by Annie Belle Creations

Apple Creek Framed Photo+

Angell PhotoApple Creek photo in a handcrafted, inlaid frame. “This is a photograph that can never be duplicated. The ice on the creek built up and totally destroyed the tree.” Donated by Angell’s Images.

Decorative Bird House+

BirdfeederDecorative Bird House donated by Marcella Von Ruden

Yard Art+

Yard Art donated by Diane Lockerby

Painted "CAT" Rock+

Painted “CAT” Rock donated by Shirley Rainey Rosett

Cell Phone Holder+

Cell Phone Holder donated by Becker Woodcraft

Tablet Holder+

Tablet Holder donated by Becker Woodcraft

Hall Tree with Bench+

Hall Tree with Bench created from an old door at Ruth’s House. Donated by Becker Woodcraft.

Sampler Quilt and Shams+

Heirloon Quality Sampler Quilt and Two Shams pieced and sewn by Janet Tangren and machine-quilted by Val Poock. Quilt measures 98″ x 98″=large queen. Donated by JaneTangren quiltTangren quiltt Tangren.


Globe Bar & Basket+

Globe Bar and Picnic Basket donated by Friends of Ruth’s House.

Wooden Train Set+

Wooden Train Set donated by the Faribault Restorative Justice Program.

Wooden Doll House+

Wooden Doll House donated by the Faribault Restorative Justice Program.

Children's Wooden Puzzles+

Penguin, Whale, and Lion Wooden Puzzles for children donated by the Faribault Restorative Justice Program.

Guthrie Theater Tickets+

Two tickets to a 2018-2019 performance at the Guthrie Theater. Donated by the Guthrie Theater.Guthrie Theatre Tickets

Prairie's Edge Stay+

One night stay in a standard room (weekday) or RV Park and up to $25.00 in the Meadow Buffet or Firefly Lounge at Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort. Donated by Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort.Prairies Edge

Crown Point Resort Stay+

Crown Lake ResortComplimentary One-Bedroom, Seven Night / Eight Day Stay at Crownpoint Resort. Donated by Crownpoint Resort.Crown Point Resort

Red Bull Cooler+

Red Bull Counter Top Cooler donated by Lunds & Byerlys

Pontoon Cruise for Six+

Pontoon Cruise on Shield’s Lake for Six People. Donated by Joyce and Rick Elsen.Pontoon cartoon