Each year, the Holy Rosary Catholic Church Annual Gala grows bigger — and better — says Christine Gilles.
“It’s actually a lot of fun,” says Gilles, Holy Rosary’s volunteer and stewardship director. “Everyone looks forward to it every year, and each time we try to make it bigger.”
The annual event, now in its 23rd year, helps raise money for something specific at the church or school. Last year, the funds went toward updating technology, such as getting new iPads for the classrooms. Gilles says this year’s funds will help purchase new playground equipment for the school.
Last year, the gala raised about $94,000, the second-highest amount in the event’s history. Gilles says she’s hoping to surpass that this year.
The gala features music by Anthony Orio and the Goodfellers, a Nashville-based band that is returning to the event for a second time. This year’s theme is “Black and White.”
The Holy Rosary Gala offers both a live and silent auction. Some of the items up for bid include dinner for eight at the Bonefish Grill, a two-week stay at an Orlando resort in March, free rounds of golf at several Evansville golf courses, as well as many other interesting items.
The gala is at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Evansville County Club, 3810 Stringtown Road. Tickets are $80.
For more information about the Holy Rosary Catholic Church Annual Gala, contact 812-477-8923 or visit hrparish.org.