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Gala 2023: Buckles, Boots & BBQ



Skipper & Phoebee
The Brennan Family
Piedmont Pediatrics
Mary Athey
Mark B. Williams & Associates, PLC
Robin C. Gulick

Bob Irving
RL+E Studios
Neatly Ever After Professional Organizing
The Bates Family
The Waldron Family
LLB Design
Ben and Dana Merchant
MEBS Global
Dotty and Allen Crane


Giddyup and get along to the Saint James’ Episcopal School “Buckles, Boots & BBQ” Gala on Saturday, April 1, 2023. This year’s event will feature an online silent auction and an in-person evening at the Inn at Vint Hill with delicious food and drinks, music and boot stomping, and the chance to bring out your inner cowboy and cowgirl to support our little buckaroos at SJES! For over 40 years, Saint James’ has blazed a trail in our community to provide children in preschool through fifth grade the skills to do well and the moral compass to do good. Our intentional focus on character development and service learning in a small, nurturing environment sets these children up to blaze their own trails with confidence and to live lives of genuine meaning and purpose.

Our adult-only evening will include a DJ, photo booth, wine pull, bourbon pull, buckle contest, boot contest, laser skeet shooting, open bar, delicious food, and an opportunity to wear your Western duds!

Please contact Emily Allen or Katie Sinclair, Gala Co-chairpersons, with any questions at or call  540-347-3855. 

March 24 - April 1: ONLINE AUCTION

Participate in our Online Auction hosted on Bidding Owl! Our online auction runs March 24 - April 1. You will need to create an account in order to bid. Be sure to check out the FUND-A-NEED section for a handful of special SJES faculty and staff experiences that are being sold individually (no bidding needed! Buy it now only!)   

Here's the online auction link >