Tickets are still available for the annual event that has raised almost $1.3 million to help local charities

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It’s the most glamorous night of the year.

On Saturday, March 3 the Oxford Auditorium will be completely transformed into a posh night club for the 18th annual Century 21 Golden Gala.

“It’s a fantastic party with a really big impact for the community,” said co-chair David Hilderley. “The important part is raising money for three fabulous organizations that work in the community.”

The Golden Gala — which has raised almost $1.3 million for local charities over the last 17 years — is also considered one of the glitziest events held in the Friendly City.

And it’s all to help local charities.

In addition to the $850,000 raised for the new Woodstock Hospital, substantial contributions have been raised for organizations including VON Sakura House, the Alzheimer Society of Oxford, Alexandra Hospital Ingersoll HUGO project, Easter Seals Oxford County Chapter, and the MS Society of Oxford.

This year money raised will go to the Alzheimer Society of Oxford, Easter Seals Oxford and the MS Society.

“The evening starts with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres so people get a chance to look at the silent auction tables,” Hilderley said. “It’s a big way people can give back to the community, by bidding on items.”

The event will again be catered again by La Cantina, while the stage show is comprised of high-energy professional performers known as 1999.

“They put on a tremendous show,” Hilderley said. “People will be on the dance floor from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.”

Hilderley said he wants to thank all their sponsors, both old and new.

“Without their support this event would not be as successful as it is,” he said.

Early bird pricing for tickets purchased before Feb. 10 is $125. After that they go up to $140. For tickets call 519-539-5646.


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