Photo courtesy of Randall Veazey Studio
Hearts and Harmony Gala 2015
Vicki and Jack Nutter dance at the 2015 Hearts and Harmony Gala fundraiser for the Hoover Service Club at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel. This year’s event is set for Feb. 19, 2016.
The Hoover Service Club is holding the fourth annual Hearts and Harmony Gala on Feb. 19 at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel.
The event includes a steak dinner, dancing with music provided by the First Edition jazz ensemble from Hoover High School, and live and silent auctions. The silent auction is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. during a cocktail hour with a cash bar, and the live auction is planned after dinner, Hoover Service Club President Betty Daigle said.
Auction items this year include: a getaway for two night at the Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa (including breakfast and a visit to the spa); a package that includes a Cahaba lily canoe trip for six with a picnic lunch, A Cahaba lily painting by Joyce Byrd and a lily sculpture; a wicker patio sofa with custom-made cushions and pillows; and a Daniel Moore print called “Game Changers.” Hoover Councilman John Lyda is scheduled to be the auctioneer.
The gala is the club’s primary fundraiser, with proceeds going toward charities and college scholarships.
Last year’s gala raised $35,000, with $16,000 going toward scholarships for 13 students from Hoover and Spain Park high schools and the rest going to charities and nonprofits, Daigle said.
Groups receiving money from last year’s event include Aldridge Gardens, the United Way food bank at Green Valley Baptist Church, Oak Mountain Missions Ministries, the Hoover Helps charity that sends food home in students’ backpacks, Autumn’s Fund (for families of children with cancer), Focus on Recovery (a residence for women recovering from alcohol and drug addiction) and Triumph Services (which serves adults with developmental disabilities).
About 220 people attended last year’s gala, and organizers hope to see at least 250 people this year and raise at least $40,000 as they celebrate the club’s 40th anniversary, Daigle said.
Tickets are $100, with $40 of that being tax-deductible. Tickets should be ordered by Feb. 10 and can be obtained at hooverserviceclub.com or by calling Martha Veazey at 903-4987 or Betty Daigle at 821-8021.