"Tearing Down the Ritz"
Lights of Life Gala Committee Works
All Sunday Afternoon
by: Bobby McDonald
The ice sculpture had melted, the table cloths were dirty, and there were hundreds of used napkins, everywhere. Somehow, the task facing the Lights of Light Gala Committee, on Sunday afternoon, wasn't near as exciting as to do the decorations. Parking cones had to be taken up, floral arrangements had to be taken out of the vases and re-arranged to be delivered to nursing homes, and all of the beautiful decorations had to be taken down and boxed for the storage facilities.
"You don't realize just how 'messy' 500 plus people can be!" commented one committee member, as she took table cloths from each of the tables. "But, it was a successful event and a wonderful evening of fun and entertainment, so it was all worth it!"
"We're already thinking of themes for next year," added another committee member. "I really don't want to think about it all until I get home and soak my feet, for a little while!"
Members of the committee arrived at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center at 2:00 p.m. and began the task of removing all of the decorations, equipment, and dinner utensils, that had been left, after the guests, band, and caterers left, on Saturday night, after midnight. And, they spent the entire Sunday afternoon working to get it all complete.
"The beautiful floral arrangements will be sent to area nursing homes as a way of 'sharing the gala light' to those who were unable to attend," advised Foundation Director, Jackie Thornton. "It's just our way of continuing to spread the light in the community!"
Meanwhile, Saturday night's event has raised the funds to purchase the Phillip's Monitoring System for the Hopkins County Memorial Hospital and left a community in awe of how the Gala Committee will "top" this year's event!
Lights of Life Gala Committee,
On an Outstanding Job!!!