The 16th annual Sweetheart Gala, a fundraising event for the Webster County Division of the American Heart Association, will be a highlight of next weekend's social scene in Fort Dodge.
The event will be held at the Best Western Village Inn & Suites. A social hour with a live auction will commence at 6 p.m. with dinner and dancing to follow. The chance for a festive evening should have wide appeal. That's an excellent reason to attend, but the gala has a very serious purpose - furthering the fight against cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death among Iowans. Funds raised help support important education and research. With that very much in mind, the theme for this year's gathering is a "Party with a Purpose."
The Sweetheart Gala has been a priority cause for Deb and Casey Johnson, who have led the project throughout most of its history. It's been an exceptionally successful undertaking and keeps breaking fundraising records year after year. This year's chair is Holly Narber.
If you haven't already made plans to attend the gala, it's not too late to purchase tickets. Call Holly Narber at 408-3262 or Fort Dodge Ford Toyota at 576-7505 and leave a message regarding the number of tickets needed. If you can't be present at the event, financial donations are always welcome.
This worthy undertaking deserves strong community support.