On February 27, nearly 300 partygoers descended on a pop-up speakeasy in Omaha’s Blackstone District. The Pella – a old church converted to a stylish event space – was the place to be for a prohibition themed night of jazz, booze and schmoozing.
The Omaha Friends of Nebraska Children were behind this swanky affair, with help from sponsors Ty-Ku Sake and the Nebraska Chapter of the US Bartenders’ Guild. 10 of the state’s finest bartenders mixed up their most unique concoctions using Ty-Ku as an ingredient. Guests floated from station to station, tasting the spirited sips and voting on their favorites.
Period-era cigarette girls sold raffle tickets throughout the night.
The winners walked away with a Stock the Bar Package, a Fancy Fete wine collection and a date night package featuring gift cards to some of Omaha’s finest establishments.
Throughout the room, 20’s artifacts and prohibition protest signs were stacked up to create the mood.
Period photography was exhibited throughout, and auctioned off to the highest bidders.
Tasty hors d’oeuvres were provided by Hap Catering.
At the end of the evening, the event had raised more than $26,000 to support Nebraska Children’s statewide prevention work. And it’s all thanks to this magnificent, dedicated bunch from the Omaha Friends of Nebraska Children.
And of course, to our generous sponsors.