Several Vandalia area residents, along with guests, came together to start a standing tradition with an elegant “Gala Event” held March 25 at the Sacred Heart Parish Center in Vandalia.
This first event featured a social hour, a dinner, auctioned gift baskets, and entertainment provided by the St. Cecilia Music Club.
Several sponsored tables received special recognition from emcee John Wallace.
Organizers of the event were also recognized. They include Mary Wallace, Cami Blackman, Stacia Wilson, and Brian Hummel.
“It was a great community effort,” said Mary Wallace. “It was very well attended. It was a very positive function for the town of Vandalia. We were very pleased with it.”
The desire of those who organized this event is for it to serve as a helpful mechanism to bring communities together and support local needs.
The proceeds for the 2017 Gala Event will be donated to the Eastern Missouri Family YMCA Project.