Great Bag Bash 2021
Another year of firsts in the book! This year we celebrated 15 years of the Great Bag Bash and we truly celebrated as if we were together in person. We had amazing mind-blowing item donations, giving participants and a phenomenal committee. We are always amazed by the outpouring support from our sponsors and students. Being virtual this year brought a new concern, how do we keep the why in our event? This year’s student involvement was to create videos introducing themselves and answering questions about themselves. We even saw their, “tell me you’re an Interior Design student without telling you’re an Interior Design student” tik-tok trend. Don’t worry students won too, all student volunteers received a Coffee and Connect virtual experience with an interior design professional.
The night began with the committee dressing and paying homage to the past themes that bag bash has seen; over-the-top sunglasses, volleyball swag, fifty shades inspired attire, the famous volunteer-student-sponsor button sash, and a symbolic scarf. Though goofy, but fun, the audience was lead through a warm up their auction fingers with hand exercises. Linda Baxter Page warmed up the crowd and welcomed our auction extraordinaire Alyssia Magnuson.
Attendee’s at home won items that included workout equipment, gift cards, work from home packages, golf packages, new technologies, and the list goes on. Our big winner was Mindy MacWilliams who went home with the National Hobsen grandprize chair with fabric donated from Momentum Textiles.
Congratulations to the committee, attendees and winners. This was a “first” ever success!