2023 Events

Garden Party in the Orchard

The Garden Party in the Orchard is Images of Hope’s annual fundraiser. Hosted at the picturesque Rainbow Orchards on Apple Hill, guests and supporters will enjoy an idyllic Spring Evening with great food, local wines, music, and a sneak peek at the 2023 Banners on Parade entries.

Spring Cuisine will be provided by the celebrated John Sanders of Old Town Grill with Dessert from the Donut Queen herself, Christa Campbell of Rainbow Orchards.

Deb Smith and Friends; Hugh Hoeger and Eric Hill, will provide musical entertainment. Live and Silent Auction opportunities will be hosted throughout the evening.

Banners on Parade

Starting in 2023, Images of Hope will produce the annual Banners on Parade in Placerville. There will be local artist-created canvas banners attached to the light poles on Main Street from June-October. There will be Keepsakes available to purchase your favorite banner image and the banners will be auctioned off in late October.

See more about Banners on Parade here.

Images of Hope Quilt Auction

We usually have our great online Quilt Auction during September.

The items being auctioned are usually on display during the month of September at businesses on Main Street in Placerville.
Pink in the Night

Pink lights at the Bell Tower
Pink in the Night is a month-long cancer-awareness campaign in October. It includes El Dorado County businesses illuminating their storefronts with strands of pink lights (provided by Images of Hope) symbolizing the community's united fight against cancer.

Images of Hope will also install a piece of "All Colors All Cancers" themed artwork downtown at the Bell Tower designed and fabricated by Andrew Vonderschmitt.

In addition, our Cabinet Member Mary Bist has created and placed pink ribbons along Highway 50!

Make sure you come downtown during October to see the pink lights, the pink ribbons, and the art installation at the Bell Tower!

Bell Tower

Placerville's Bell Tower is all decked-out in pink lights (provided by Images of Hope) during the month of October. 

Businesses in Pink

Many businesses on Main Street decorate their windows with pink lights (provided by Images of Hope) during the month of October.