Guests at the 24th annual Motlow State Community College Foundation Gala on March 12 will be treated to dinner, dancing and the chance to bid on some outstanding items in a silent auction, according to Jan Rogers, director of advancement at the College.
“In addition to having a great time, the gala also is an opportunity for area citizens to show support of Motlow students,” said Rogers. “All proceeds from the gala benefit our students, primarily through scholarships. It is our most important fundraiser of the year, and we invite everyone to come out for an enjoyable evening.”
This year’s event will be held in the Tennessee Ballroom of the Manchester/Coffee County Conference Center and is sponsored for the tenth year by American City Bank and the Clayton Family Foundation. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a social hour, followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. and dancing to the music of Entice until 11:45 p.m. Dress is black tie optional. The cost is $100 per person and tables for eight or 10 guests may be reserved.
A Motlow representative will be contacting area businesses for donations to the silent auction, which is always a popular part of the gala. Items have already been received from Jack Daniels, George Dickel, Prichard’s Distillery, Prater’s Barbeque, Bonnaroo, Hoovers Jewelers and many retailers and restaurants in the Motlow State service area.
“We appreciate and thank the many businesses and individuals who donate items for the auction, as well as everyone who attends the gala,” Rogers added. “The community’s support is vital to the college and its students. We also appreciate and thank American City Bank and the Clayton Family Foundation for their ongoing support of the gala. Their generosity benefits many students who otherwise might not have the opportunity to change their lives and those of their family by obtaining an education.”
Reservations are required and can be made by calling Phyllis Daniel at 931-393-1543 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.