Ruth's House




Save the Date


17th Annual Ruth’s House Hearts Gala

Saturday, February 8, 2020

American Legion in Faribault


Invitations will be in the mailed on December 26 to those on our current Gala mailing list.

Live Auction Items

Silent Auction Items

Gala Decorations

Theme and Decorations

Pillars of Support is the theme for the 2020 Gala. The American Legion venue will be transformed into a Mediterranean Experience complete with columns and greenery. Dress in your favorite comfortable party clothes or even better a toga, and plan to sit with friends at the tables seating 8-10 people. Even the menu will reflect the food of that region.

Dessert Auction

The Dessert Auction

The Dessert Auction is a signature event at the Ruth’s House Gala. This artful display of tempting cakes, cookies, pies, and other sweets from local bakeries, as well as local home bakers, kicked off the evening’s activities. As the auction drew to a close the friendly bidding wars heated up until the lucky winners were declared. As is the custom, winners then shared their bounty with the rest of the people at their table. Since its inception the Dessert Auction has provided a significant portion of the monies raised during the Gala.

New This Year:

The game Heads or Tails will replace the Wine Wall. Watch for details on how to participate.

Gala Committee

Gala Chair: Cassandra Cook-Quarry

2020 Gala Committee Members: Katie Adams, Elaine Anderstrom, Kari Boldt, Julie Buchwald Haley, Chuck Budde, Casi Cross, Joyce Elsen, Suzzanne Fox, Brenna Gardner, Marcy Goss, Matt Gustafson, Ruth Hickey, Ruth Hildebrandt, Lori Knorr, Rose Leifeld-Brennan, Isabell O’Connor, Sue Rodman, Michelle Simpson, Sherri Snow, Kathy Tonolli, Jeanne Ullian, Brooke Vargason, Ruth Wirtzfeld.

Live Auction Items


Silent Auction Items




Lanesboro B&B & Gift Card+

B&BSpend a night in picturesque Lanesboro at the Sacred Clay Inn. Includes one night in any available room. Donated by the Sacred Clay Inn (

Package also includes a Gift Card to Harmony Spirits good for 2 specialty cocktails and a bottle of your choice. Donated by Harmony Spirits.Harmony Spirit

Lanesboro B and B


Grand Slam Walk-In Pkg+

Two passes to Grand Slam for their 3-hour Walk-In Package, which includes unlimited Laser Tag, unlimited Mini Golf, and unlimited use of Krazy Kars. Package also includes 12 arcade credits and a 16 oz soft drink. Donated by Grand Slam.