The seventh annual “Evening in the Garden of Eden” proved to be Eden House’s largest-ever benefit with 375 attendees in attendance. The gala supports the movement to eradicate human trafficking, and proceeds from this year’s fundraiser go directly towards recovery services for victims, the acquisition of a second Eden House residence and an expansion of the prevention education program, R.E.A.L. Choices.

Event Chairs Lisa and Karl Hoefer were honored for their outstanding volunteer service to Eden House over the last few years. They received an award designed by Juli Juneau.

Speakers at the event included U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser, Special Agent in Charge Eric J. Rommal and an Eden House resident.

The festive Audubon Tea Room provided small plates and an open bar. Table decorations consisted of Especially Eden gift baskets.

The Greg Agid Quartet played before the event.

A film by David Rae Morris was shown during the main program.


Event at a Glance

What: “An Evening in the Garden of Eden 2018,” benefiting Eden House
When: Wednesday, November 7
Where: Audubon Tea Room


Philanthropic Fun: A Safe House

Peggy Laborde, Daryl Byrd and Co-Founder Kara Van de Carr

Philanthropic Fun: A Safe House

Treasurer Gina Rachel, Board Member Kara McQueen Borden, Co-Founder Katherine Green and Board Member Peggy Babin Indest