Lake Norman residents and residents of homes and apartments in Mooresville, NC can get a taste of New Orleans while helping their community at the second annual Hope Gala on Jan. 28.
The Hope at the Point Foundation will host “A Taste of New Orleans and All That Jazz” at the Charles Mack Citizen Center starting with cocktails at 6 pm.
In addition to the dancing and feasting, guests will help raise funds for the Mooresville/Lake Norman Christian Mission, Mooresville Soup Kitchen, Healthreach Clinic and the Purple Heart Homes.
“The Hope at the Point Foundation has three types of charities that we typically support, children, community and cancer,” said Bernard Ford, chairman for the Hope Gala and board member for the Hope at the Point Foundation.
Ford said the idea for a New Orleans-style party came to him while listening to the mayor of New Orleans speaking about what it takes to make a community, with the culture, flavors, music and cooking working together to make a diverse city.
The event will be “black tie optional,” with Kellie Patterson from WCNC-TV serving as emcee. Guests will enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres and an upscale catered meal with wine pairings while bidding on live and silent auction items.
All of the food and décor will have the New Orleans flair, so it’ll be a lot of fun. ‘Sign of the Times’ will be the band that performs during the event and they’re very popular in the Charlotte area.
Auction items include a Carolina Panthers football signed by Cam Newton, a balloon ride, large dinner parties cooked in your home, spa packages, a weekend in Asheville, a three hour cruise on a 120-foot yacht and a sea plane ride.
People who have never attended the Gala “are missing out on a great opportunity.”
Tickets for the Hope Gala must be bought in advance. Tables for eight can be purchased at a 10 percent discount. For ticket information, call Marjorie Smith at 704-799-9099 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To buy tickets online, visit www.hope-point.org.
Information from Mooresville Tribune