The annual Boots & Blooms Gala is our biggest fundraiser of the year. This fun and festive spring flower-themed event brings our community together to share in our mission and enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dinner, a floral competition, auctions, and dancing. It’s a time to kick up your heels and give hunger the boot!

Although the Gala was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, we would still like to thank its many generous supporters.

Program Book

Program Book

We are so grateful to everyone who has supported this event, especially after it was canceled. We encourage you to take a look at the program book for the event here, and to visit the websites of the generous businesses in the book as well as in the listings below.

A special thank you to all the guests who purchased tickets and then turned them into financial donations.

We also thank our vendors who have been so accommodating during the crisis: Cruiseport Gloucester, A Good Time DJ and Sharon’s Studio of Gloucester.

Thank you to:

Table Hosts

Robert and Amy Cavilla

Jerry and Laurence Chase

Megan Donovan

Charles and Caroline Esdaile

Keith and Joey Gustafson

Allan and Marla Huntley

Peter and Joan Johnson

Kent and Jessica Lenci

Ledyard and Mimi McFadden

Kurt and Therese Melden

Jon and Beth Payson

(Pictured to left is a table from last year’s event)

Floral Competitors - Florist Category

Chapman’s Florist, 58 Hart St, Beverly, 978-927-0153

Ward’s Florist and Greenhouse, 53 Cabot St, Beverly, 978-922-0032

Gordon Florist and Greenhouses, 24 Essex Rd, Ipswich, 978-356-2955

Ipswich Hearts ‘n Flowers, 51c Market St, Ipswich, 978-312-1854

Sage Floral Studio, 274 Main St, Gloucester, 978-282-9582

Two Finches Design

Beech Tree Floral Designs, 122 S Main St, Middleton, 978-304-0741

(Last year’s winner in the Florist Category, by Garden Designs by Kristen, pictured to the right)

Floral Competitors - Garden Club Category

Debbie Stashis-Douglass, Danvers Garden Club

Sue Robertson, Danvers Garden Club

Nancy Walke, Danvers Garden Club

Marguerite Parkman, Danvers Garden Club

Meredith Johnston, Danvers Junior Garden Club

Susan Guest, Hamilton Wenham Garden Club

Lisa Willwerth, Seaside Garden Club

Beth Coz, Seaside Garden Club

Beatrice Heinze, Friendly Garden Club of Beverly

Diane Haskins, Town and Country Garden Club

Salem Garden Club

Valerie Smith

(Last year’s winner in the Garden Club Category, by Debbie Stashis-Douglass of the Danvers Garden Club pictured to the left)

Gardener's Hall of Fame

Bill and Becky Beckman

Ed and Liz Cahill

Marilyn and Bobby Kramer




The Event Committee

Amy Bottomley Cavilla

Laurence Chase

Caroline Esdaile

(Pictured to right are Sally Hunter [Beverly Bootstraps staff], Amy Bottomley Cavilla, Caroline Esdaile,  Jessica Lenci [Table Host] and Laurence Chase)

Face masks are required for access to our building. Thrift Shop closed until Mon, Jan 17 at 9:30am. In observance of MLK Jr. Day, our offices/services and food pantry will be closed Mon, Jan 17.