Wetaskiwin community outreach offering gala night Mar. 23

Agape Community Outreach’s ‘Helping Hearts Gala’ music, dancing and more

Wetaskiwin and area people are known to be among the province’s most generous, and on March 23 generosity will definitely pay off.

That’s when Agape Community Outreach is offering its second annual “Helping Hearts Gala” at Montgomery Glen Gold Club.

Agape owner/operator Kate Halas said Mar. 1 in an interview that the event is one of the big fundraising events for Agape’s outreach programming that’s become quite popular in the local community.

Most important of the programs is the emergency outreach for people in immediate need of clothing, especially items like winter coats. The next most popular program would be the food hampers, and Halas said Agape has done 10 to 15 of those already.

While the proceeds will go to a very worthy cause, the gala evening is also going to be a lot of fun.

The event is formal attire, so this is your chance to get more use out of that New Years Eve dress or fancy suit. Halas said if guests are running thin with formal attire, Agape has a nice selection of outfits, and if you’re buying for the event, you get a discount too.

The evening opens with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Montgomery Glen is already known to have one of the best kitchens in the Wetaskiwin region, so Halas said the meal won’t disappoint. She said Montgomery Glen has been spectacular to deal with.

She’s also got live entertainment scheduled, “Vegas Wives” from Edmonton, plus a dance floor that wants to be used. Some awards will be presented to some special supporters.

The evening will also feature a selection of awesome items for the silent auction, a wine pull and door prizes for the lucky guests.

Last year’s event raised $1,500 for Agape’s outreach, and Halas said she was happy to see that as first-year events don’t always raise funds but struggle to break even.

She said virtually everything to do with the evening is out of Wetaskiwin. “I want to support local,” said Halas.

Tickets, $55 per person or a table of eight for $400, are available at Agape or you can make at-the-door arrangements with Halas by calling 780-312-2118.

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca

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