The theme “A Simply Southern Night” was reflected in the event’s decorations and menu choices. Gala goers were greeted at the entrance of the club by a Southern outdoor scene, full of hydrangeas and white linen. Aqua and lime green colored fabric and lighted candles adorned many of the tables and the silent auction area. For dinner, attendees feasted on Southern fare, which included a seafood boat of shrimp and oysters, country ham, a mashed potato bar, assorted salads, cheeses, fruits and desserts. Entertainment before the live auction included music chosen and played by Michael Vice of Hollywood Entertainment. There were several people and businesses that sponsored “A Simply Southern Night.” Those contributing $1,000 or more include: Northeast Alabama Surgical Association, Jim Nolen, Alacare, Auto Custom Carpets, Southern Metal Processing, Stringfellow Hospital, Webb Concrete, Alabama Power Foundation, Cancer Care Center of Anniston, Damn Yankees restaurant, Earlon McWhorter, FabArc Steel Supply, Fitco, The Crawford Clinic and Wells Fargo Advisors. According to those in charge of the event, the American Cancer Society’s summer gala could not have been so successful without a dedicated group of volunteers. This year’s gala volunteers included Chip Howell (event chair), Anne Brockwell, Brenda Shaw (silent auction chair), Jim Nolen (sponsorship chair), Kara Silvers, Scott Skinner, Elaine Edmondson, Theresa Haynes, Mary Graves, Shawn Crawford, Renee Stewart, Pam Fite, Sabrina Haynes, Margo Finch, and Mandi King. Many others worked tirelessly to make the event enjoyable and successful.
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Save the Date
It’s back, and it’s better than ever: Anniston Morning Rotary’s “Dancing with Our Stars,” slated for Oct. 20. Sit back, relax and enjoy the area’s finest dancers and “celebrities” as they waltz, rumba and salsa their way across the stage, all to raise money for children’s charities. For details, visit www.dancingforrotary.com.