"In addition to having a great time, the gala also is an opportunity for area citizens to show support of Motlow College students," Rogers said. "All proceeds from the gala benefit our students, primarily through scholarships. It is our most important fundraiser of the year, and we invite everyone to come out for an enjoyable evening."
This year's event will be held in the Tennessee Ballroom of the Manchester/Coffee County Conference Center and is sponsored for the seventh year by American City Bank and the Clayton Family Foundation. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a social hour, followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. and dancing to the music of Key Largo until 11:45 p.m. Dress is black tie optional. The cost is $100 per person. Tables for eight or 10 guests may be reserved.
A Motlow representative will be contacting area businesses for donations to the silent auction, which is always a popular part of the gala. One item of particular interest in this year's auction is a judging opportunity at the 25th Jack Daniel's World Barbecue on Oct. 26, along with attendance at a judging seminar and two passes to a private party on Barbecue Hill.
"We appreciate and thank the many businesses and individuals who donate items for the auction, as well as everyone who attends the gala," Rogers said. "The community's support is vital to the college and its students. We also appreciate and thank American City Bank and the Clayton Family Foundation for their ongoing support of the gala. Their generosity benefits many students who otherwise might not have the opportunity to change their lives and those of their families by obtaining an education."