Can’t make it to Louisville for the Kentucky Derby this May? The next best bet is to stake out a seat at Maryville Community Center for “A Run for the Roses” at the St. Francis Gala on Saturday, February 26, 2011.
As one of the area’s popular social events of the winter, the St. Francis Gala returns with a Kentucky Derby themed affair. Since 2003, the annual Gala has been hosted by the St. Francis Hospital Foundation and St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary to raise funds to help the hospital build or enhance facilities and programs. This year’s goal is to raise $12,000 for a new ventilator for medical and surgical patients.
The event will feature southern cuisine and plenty of opportunities to sip mint juleps, bid to win silent auction items, and wager on contestants in the Gala’s own “Run for the Roses” horse race. The evening will also include entertainment and dancing to tunes by Top Hat.
Tickets are $50 per person and sponsorship packages begin at $200. For ticket or sponsorship information, contact Rita Miller, St. Francis Community Relations/Development office at 660.562.7933.