LIVINGSTON COUNTY — The United Way of Livingston County has added an auction for a cruise in the Bahamas to its fifth annual ‘Gala in The Valley’ at the Wadsworth Homestead.
According to a press release from the United Way, a live auction for a four-night cruise for four people to the Bahamas will complement cocktail hour, dinner, annual awards ceremony, live music and dancing. The party begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24.
Proceeds from the entire gala, including the auction, help the United Way support 21 local charitable agencies.
This will be the first year that the United Way will have the help of the sisters of SUNY Geneseo’s ‘Sisters Making a Change’ (SMAC) sorority. SMAC will be wearing United Way shirts and going to businesses in Livingston County with information about the United Way and the Gala in the Valley.
SMAC also hosts the ‘Annual Out of the Darkness Walk’ for suicide prevention and the SUNY Geneseo Turkey Trot 5k in the Fall.
Representatives of several major sponsors will be in attendance.
This year’s gala is sponsored by Wegmans. Other notable sponsors of the Gala and the Livingston County United Way include Kraft Foods, Genesee Valley Motors, ESL, Cannon and VanAllen, LLP, Five Star Bank, American Rock Salt, Covered Wagon Tours, Tompkins Bank of Castile, The Saunders Foundation, Ramsey Contractors, Physical Therapy Professionals, Sweeteners Plus, Clark Patterson Lee, and many more.
Tickets for the gala are $125 and available available at Wegmans or by calling the United Way at (585) 519-4250.
The Livingston County United Way’s mission statement is to engage and challenge the community to provide support for the member, not for profit agencies, which address the most pressing social needs of residents of the county.