Hundreds of party-goers gathered under tents on the front lawn of Ort Law Firm in Winter Garden for Matthew's Hope's third annual Harvest of Hope Garden Party. The event was a fundraiser for the 7-year-old ministry to continue its mission of serving the homeless men, women and families in West Orange County.
Guests decorated their tables according to individual themes, which ranged from pirates and luaus to “Alice in Wonderland” and a German beer garden.
Comedian Kay Francis entertained the crowd with her stories. Scott Billue, CEO and president of Matthew's Hope, introduced several people whose lives have been turned around because of the ministry, which exists without any government assistance.
At the end of the evening, attendees wrote checks and filled out pledge cards to ensure the future of Matthew's Hope.
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