The “black tie optional” gala, with the Master of Ceremonies, Doug Emblidge, will be located on the grounds of the Wadsworth Homestead and is a benefit to support the United Way of Livingston County.
“We (United Way) want to put on an event like no other,” said Karen Rumfola, Regional Director for the United Way of Livingston County.
The Gala in the Valley, which will commence at 5:30 p.m. is promised to be a night of great company, delicious food and drinks complete with a cocktail hour, silent auction, dinner and live music provided by Bob’s Brother’s Band.
Every year the United Way of Livingston County presents the Gertrude Houston Spirit Award in honor of Gertrude Houston who passed away in 2012 and did a lot to support the United Way of Livingston County.
“We present the award to a company coordinator who possesses the same passion for the United Way that Gertrude did,” said Rumfola. “The most exciting moment for me last year was when we presented Joe Gilroy, the company coordinator for Kraft, with the Gertrude Award, he was completely surprised.”
Tickets are $125.00 per person and can be purchased at Wegmans in Geneseo as well as the United Way of Livingston County’s office.
“The food available at the gala is very unique, and we auction off very high end items during our silent auction,” said Rumfola.
All proceeds will go to benefit the community through the programs sponsored by the United Way of Livingston County.
At the 2012 Gala in the Valley, $13,000 was raised from the event with 172 people that attended the event. This year the goal is $20,000 and 188 tickets have been sold thus far.
“Last year was absolutely fabulous and we would love it if 200 people would attend,” said Rumfola.
For more information please email Karen Rumfola at firstname.lastname@example.org.