The local Meals on Wheels is program is one of three Upstate charities that will benefit from funds raising by the ninth annual Foothills Gala.
This year’s gala will be held 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 at the T. Ed Garrison Arena in Clemson.
Each year, representatives from the gala select one charity each from Pickens, Anderson and Oconee Counties, organizations that are either not aligned with a national organization or whose needs are not being met by other sources in their communities, to receive the benefits’ proceeds.
The Anderson Soup Kitchen of Anderson County and Our Daily Bread of Oconee County will also receive funds from the gala.
Last year, the Foothills Gala raised more than $10,000 for each charity, and official hope to at least match that amount this year.
They do realize that the down economy may affect resident’s ability to attend, and have tweaked this year’s gala to encourage people to come out and give.
The Footshills Gala is usually a black-tie affair, but this year the dress-code has been relaxed.
These year’s event is titled “Diamonds and Denim,” and officials promise the glitz and glamour of a black tie event in a relaxed and fun-filled atmosphere.
Attendees at the gala will enjoy a variety of down-home entrees with assorted beers and wine, a silent auction and music provided by the Band of Oz.
Attire is jeans and jacket for men (hats and boots welcome) and denim and diamonds for the ladies.
Sponsorships are still available if you or your company would like to support this special fundraiser.
Anyone interested in sponsorships or attending the event can contact Judith Witthoeft at 864-907-2819 or Jwittho@gmail.com, Linda Cowart at 864-633-1322 or email@example.com or call the Foothills Gala at 864-633-1353.
The gala was founded nine years about by Neal Workman, Board Chairman of the Trehel Corporation and DP3’s president Neal Workman.
The gala’s Web site is www.foothillsgala.org.