Special guests enjoyed a memorable evening at the enchanting estate of Hilda and Aslam Khan during the 2016 GRACE Gala VIP Party.

The treasured evening takes place each year to honor foundational sponsors, donors and volunteers of the GRACE Gala, which allow all proceeds of the event to directly benefit GRACE programs.

VIP Party host Aslam Khan is the CEO of Falcon Holdings and the largest franchise owner of Church’s Chicken, among other ventures. The humble host, who was born in an impoverished hamlet in Pakistan, escaped destitution by his fierce zeal for knowledge and unstoppable drive to excel.

The example of this remarkable family reminds us of the rich potential from within, and that no individual is beyond hope with God’s provision.

Other special guests were honored, including 2016 Gala Chairs Ashley and Andy Cunningham, and the 2016 Angel of GRACE recipient, which will be formally announced the night of the Gala on October 22.

Guests entered the residence through a winding botanical walkway and gathered at a posh cabana just outside of the estate. Exotic hors d’oeuvres were passed, including a house favorite of candied bacon and poached pear tarts.

All raffle ticket owners present had the chance to win a custom fitted Nehru jacket, a custom tailored blazer manufactured by host Aslam Khan.

A special thanks to Randy Johnson at Bear Creek Wine and Spirits and Noble Rey Brewing Company for the beer selection, a very generous donor for providing wine, Alford Media, the impeccable team at Tastefully Yours and talented event photographer, Sarah Ware of Sarah Ware Photography.

Complete Photo Album to come!