The Magic of Gala
You could walk from one end of Gala to the other and back again, and completely not see dozens and dozens of people who the next day will insist they were there. As one guest noted, "there is no other event like it." It is a far cry from your sit down shwanky shwank affair (did I just use shwanky in a sentence?) and starkly different than your standard hors d'oeuvre reception-type function. In many ways, the Keyano College Foundation Gala is the confluence of the best elements of all the black-tie possibilities, brilliantly executed by a crack team of professionals and volunteers. After 30 years it has established itself as the premiere evening in our community.
Gala 2011, the Diamond Anniversary "Romancing the Stone" edition, did not disappoint. The design and decor was the best its ever been. The entertainment line-up featuring Honeymoon Suite and Streetheart kept the twelve hundred guests dancing longer than ever before. And the live auction items inspired unparalleled generosity, including a $50,000 bid for the Marty McSorley "Explore L.A." package.
|Marty McSorley's Explore L.A. package sold for $50K|
Some people love Gala for the shopping opportunity. A long and luxurious line of silent auction items tempted and titillated, as guests imagined what this painting or that chaise lounge would look like in their great room or dining area. They returned to the items of their longing throughout the night, determined to end the event with the highest bid.
|Honeymoon Suite heated things up at Gala 2011|
|Kenny Shields and Streetheart were the headliners at Gala 2011|
"I've made it halfway down the hallway," said Mayor Blake, beaming from ear to ear, enjoying the constant turnover of guests wanting to say hello as her and Peter, her partner, tried to get over to the next field house.
|One of the ice sculptures created by the artisans from the Sawridge|