The 1st annual HighPoint Gala was a great success!
The gala took place at the John Black Community Center on March 16th of 2019. Nearly 250 guests were in attendance, representing local and county government officials, businesses from Oldham and surrounding counties, and many invested and interested individuals. There was a delicious buffet dinner catered by Mastersons and live music provided by Hewn from the Mountain.
The purpose of the gala was to celebrate God’s work in HighPoint and open the eyes of the attendees to the mission of the organization. HighPoint’s mission; striving to bring wholeness to the community through sharing the Gospel, establishing personal relationships, and meeting the spiritual and physical needs of individuals. HighPoint plans to further it’s ministry by seeking out new ways to support and empower their clients.
Wayne Allen, Co-Chair of the Board of Directors, informed the attendees of HighPoint’s history including the move to LaGrange and the purchase of the current building at 424 East Main Street in LaGrange. Allen also cast a vision for what HighPoint wishes to do in the future. Executive Director Amee D’Amico shared sobering statistics about poverty in the area to clarify the deep need for support. Retired Director, Rusti Morrison, was presented with the Apple Award as a recognition of her hard work in serving the families in the area for years.
The silent auction provided over eighty items, from oil paintings to derby hats. With ticket sales and the results of the auction, HighPoint’s first ever gala raised over 12,000 dollars.
With the evening’s success, HighPoint is looking forward to their next gala, which will take place on March 14, 2020 at CityPlace in LaGrange.
A heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended, donated and/or purchased auction items and especially our gala team: Ingrid Morriston, Courtney Day, Nicolle Martin, Tammy Epley, Wayne Allen, Sid Price and Amee D’Amico.
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