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2024 Lights of Life Gala Theme Announced

August 24, 2023 – The Hopkins County Health Care Foundation’s Annual Gala has become a cult event among locals for its over-the-top themes, delicious meals, elaborate décor, on-your-feet dance bands,
and wonderful auctions. Adding to the evening is the fact that proceeds are used for improvement of local healthcare offerings.

One of the first announcements each year after the Gala chairs are made public is the theme. Through the years, Gala attendees have gathered for A Touch of Pink and The Royal Touch. They have gone Out of Africa, been the Jewel of the Nile, and partied like they were in Vegas. The crowds have Put on the Ritz and put on masks for The Phantom Masquerade Ball. Of course, during COVID, they went Unmasked! They have experienced The Great Gatsby, A Decade of Diamonds, Mardi Gras, and Stilettos and Stetsons. A couple of years ago, they met Under the Big Top. Through it all, the community has insured that The Beat Goes On.

This year, Gala Chairs Kim and John Sellers have decided to transport those in attendance to a beautiful villa on the western coast of Italy for An Evening in Tuscany. Kim elaborated on why they chose this theme. “When I think about Tuscany, I think about the beauty of the countryside and it’s simple elegance. I think about group gatherings of family and friends sharing good food, fun and conversation. In so many ways, it reminds of the magic we have in Hopkins County.”

“Kim and I have fallen in love with Italy. Of course, Kim’s heritage is Italian. With our upcoming trip to Tuscany, we thought it was a perfect time to have “una festa Tuscano”!” added John. Plans are being made for a scrumptious meal featuring the tastes of Tuscany. To engage all of the senses during the night, the sights, sounds, and smells of Italian fare will be on display.

Sponsorship and Underwriter opportunities will be available on September 1 at Individual tickets will be made available mid-October at the same site. Follow the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation on Facebook for more news on the Foundation and the Gala.

The Hopkins County Health Care Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that aims to improve health and wellness in Hopkins County.

For more information on the Foundation, contact Executive Director Kayla Price at 903-438-4799.

Author: Chad Young

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