KRCC hosts first charity gala event

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HAZARD — There’s a new kid on the block when it comes to hosting charity events in our area.

Kentucky River Community Care, Inc. (KRCC) is hosting its first ever charity gala to raise money for its transitional youth programs and, in particular, its soon-to-be-opened youth drop-in centers in Hazard and Whitesburg.

The event, called “A Midsummer Night’s Soirée,” aims to also increase awareness of a growing problem in our region – the number of homeless children and youth.

Gala attendees can plan to enjoy dinner, drinks, dancing, and the chance to participate in both a live and silent auction.

Event organizers said the auctions include various items, including home décor, original artwork, jewelry, and UK basketball tickets.

“Our inaugural gala is sure to be filled with fun and excitement for everyone,” said Tim Deaton, KRCC’s events manager. “Midlife Crisis will perform for the crowd intermittently with DJ Always, who’s from Lexington, Ky.”

Deaton continued, “There will also be Adrian Hedstrom from Adrian’s Mondo Magic, who will entertain with some tricks up his sleeve, a photo booth provided by Brandon Feltner with Picture Perfect Photo Booth, as well as Kentucky Mist Moonshine products.” “We encourage everyone to attend,” he concluded. “It’ll be a great night for a great cause.” The charity event takes place on Saturday, May 14, from 8 p.m. until midnight at The First Federal Center on the campus of Hazard Community & Technical College (HCTC). Formal attire is requested.

Tickets are $50 per person for dinner only or $80 per person for dinner and drinks. To reserve a sponsorship table or individual spot, contact Timothy Deaton at 606-436-5761, extension 7652.

All proceeds go towards new KRCC programs, as well as to help homeless and at-risk youth in the Kentucky River region.

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