Two annual galas to support Iowa 4-H youth program
AMES — The Iowa 4-H Foundation will host the Iowa 4-H Foundation Gala in two locations this year.
The Central Iowa 4-H Gala, presented by John Deere, will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 22 at The Meadows at Prairie Meadows in Altoona.
The new Eastern Iowa 4-H Gala will be held one week later at 6 p.m. March 1 at The Celebration Farm in Iowa City.
Past success, and a desire to connect with supporters in another part of the state, has led the foundation to expand the event to an additional location.
“We are excited to expand this fundraising event to two locations this coming year,” said Brooke Young, administrative specialist and gala event coordinator at the Iowa 4-H Foundation. “We have strong 4-H supporters in eastern Iowa, and we can’t wait to get them involved.”
The gala is the most anticipated Iowa 4-H fundraising event of the winter, an evening for 4-H supporters to gather together to “make the best better” for Iowa 4-H’ers.
The 4-H supporters, alumni and friends are destined to enjoy an evening of food, conversation and entertainment paired with a silent and live auction.
From stylish purses and tool-belts, to unique items not found elsewhere, and an always-anticipated dessert auction, connecting with 4-H friends couldn’t be more fun.
Award-winning 4-H’er exhibits from the Iowa State Fair and local county fairs will be featured during the auction, which allows donating 4-H’ers to designate 50 percent of the proceeds back to their club or county.
“With the help of many generous sponsors and individual donors, we are excited to bring together 4-H friends from all across the state of Iowa,” said Iowa 4-H Foundation Executive Director Kris Fish Kuhlman. “Proceeds from this event help us to fund many opportunities for Iowa 4-H’ers all year round.”
The cost to attend each event is $100 for individuals, $150 for couples or a table sponsor, which hosts 10 guests for $1,000. Discounts will be availble for 4-H alumni ages 21-30 and current 4-H/Extension staff for $50 per attendee.
More information on the gala events and registration can be found at www.iowa4hfoundation.org/gala.