Fry Healthcare Foundation’s 2024 Festival of Hearts Gala & Auction

Ignite Your Heart and Build a Healthier Future: Join the Festival of Hearts Gala!

A Sparkling Evening of Elegance, Generosity, and Community Spirit in Support of Boundary Community Hospital

Countdown until the Gala!


When: February 17, 2024 – Cocktail Hour beginning at 5:00 pm

Where: Kootenai River Inn

Attire: Cocktail

Limited Tickets Available! Don’t miss this exclusive event benefiting Boundary Community Hospital.

Thrilling Live Auction: Bid on unique experiences and luxurious items, fuel our mission, and add sparkle to your night.

Dessert Dash:  Be ready to dash for your favorite dessert prepared by our community’s finest bakers!

Heartfelt Reunion & Celebration: Reconnect with friends, witness progress, and celebrate community heroes with the 2023 Philanthropy Awards.

Culinary Journey Fit for Royalty: Five-star delights by renowned chefs, featured on Food Network’s Chopped.

Invest in Community Well-being: See your contributions right here in our community.  We are fundraising for an EKG machine for Boundary Community Clinics.

Tax-Deductible Impact: Support a healthier future and minimize the impact on your wallet.

Imagine an evening under the stars, filled with elegance, generosity, and a shared passion for community. The Festival of Hearts Gala awaits, promising a night of dazzling surprises, delicious cuisine, and the chance to directly impact the lives of your neighbors.

Embrace the thrill of the live auction, where every bid fuels our mission to equip Boundary Community Hospital with the latest technology and resources. Celebrate the power of giving as we honor exceptional individuals and organizations with the prestigious 2023 Philanthropy Awards.

Indulge in a five-star culinary journey crafted by renowned chefs, and revel in the heartwarming stories of progress made possible by your support. Witness how your contributions have purchased vital equipment and expanded healthcare access for our community.

Know that with every ticket purchased and every dollar donated, you’re building a healthier future for your family, friends, and neighbors. Your generous support is fully tax-deductible, allowing you to maximize your impact.

Fry Healthcare Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization  – Tax ID#82-0465538

Ignite Your Palate at the Festival of Hearts Gala:

Prepare to embark on a culinary journey beyond compare at the Festival of Hearts Gala, orchestrated by the celebrated Chef Gary Bales and Sous Chef Joshua Quigg (of Chopped fame). Every dish is a masterpiece, designed to tantalize your taste buds and leave you awestruck.

Savor the Excitement:

  • Dark Chocolate & Chili Rubbed Tri-Tip Carpaccio: Imagine velvety bites of tri-tip infused with smoky warmth, dancing on a bed of crispy bruschetta. A drizzle of ruby red wine reduction adds depth, while citrus and crasins offer bursts of brightness. Each bite is a celebration of savory and sweet, set against a vibrant canvas of mixed greens, artfully dressed with a vibrant prosecco orange vinaigrette.

  • Seared Scallops, a Symphony of Flavors: Imagine plump scallops, kissed golden by the flame, resting atop a creamy canvas of parsnip or sweet potato puree. An orange pinot beurre blanc paints a citrusy melody, accented by the sweet-tart harmony of pineapple and mango chutney. Every morsel is a delight, garnished with the delicate touch of micro greens.

  • Chateau Briand, a Regal Affair: Witness the crown jewel of the evening, a majestic Chateau Briand carved to perfection. Nestled beside the warm embrace of parsnip or sweet potato puree, it shares the stage with savory bacon and caramelized Brussel sprouts. A rich demi-glace completes the masterpiece, creating an experience fit for royalty.

Complimentary Wines, a Toast to Generosity:

As you savor each culinary creation, raise a glass of exceptional wines graciously donated by Jennifer VanEtten Realty. Choose between the bold charm of an Indian Wells Red Blend or the crisp elegance of a Thurston Wolfe Pinot Grigio/Viognier. Each sip complements the food flawlessly, enhancing the journey further.

And for those who prefer a plant-based path, fear not! A specially crafted vegetarian option awaits, brimming with fresh flavors and culinary artistry.

This is not merely a menu, it’s an invitation to an unforgettable dining experience. Join us at the Festival of Hearts Gala and prepare to be dazzled, one tantalizing bite at a time.

Remember, eight seats await at your table. Gather your loved ones and get ready to ignite your palate at the most delicious event of the year.