The Candle Glow Gala benefiting Hosparus of Louisville is being held on Oct. 22 this year. Marland Cole, chief public affairs officer of Hosparus, said it was such a success last year at the Louisville Marriott Downtown that it is being held there again this year.
The gala is from 6:30 to midnight and tickets are $150 each for dinner and dancing. Tickets to the Glow Lounge from 7 to midnight are $50.
The dinner is going to be absolutely delicious. You will love it. The chocolate dessert is as divine as it is beautiful!
Then you can dance off the calories to the music of This, That and the Other.
For more fun, there will be live and silent auctions. For reservations, call 502.719.4117.
The Association of the Louisville Orchestra believes the orchestra and its union will come to an agreement and all will end well. So they have continued to hold their summer of fun and/or grand parties to raise funds for the orchestra.
The ALO is trying its best in this era of declining interest in classical music in a public space to support the orchestra.
Its latest fundraiser was a card party and luncheon at Running Water Farm. Eight tables of ladies played bridge and lunched. Some wandered through the gardens and others shopped for beautiful bags and jewelry from Nancy Laird, which also benefited the ALO.
Everyone was a winner as there were gifts for each guest.
The Heuser Hearing Institute (fomerly the Louisville Deaf Oral School) held a fundraising breakfast last week at the school. The school is 62 years old and has never turned away a child with hearing problems for lack of money for tuition.
The school was founded by the Woman’s Club of Louisville and was soon joined by the Kiwanis Club of Louisville for its continued support. Both organizations continue to help the school along with many other charitable souls in the city.
Last week’s “Sound Beginnings” breakfast, held at an ungodly early hour for this writer, had a marvelous turnout. The event’s theme was “Breakfast of Champions,” and Bellarmine basketball coach Scotty Davenport opened the program.
Part of the program consisted of a short talk by the mother of twin girls, born deaf in the Dominican Republic to their missionary parents. After much investigation, the family moved to Louisville so their girls could go to the Heuser Institute. There was a video of these two adorable girls who now have cochlear implants and as their mother says, “Never stop talking.”
Another child, Maddie, was born deaf and almost totally blind in another state. The parents were sent home, with a supposedly healthy child, from the hospital.
But a mother’s intuition kicked in, and after testing, they found out their child was deaf and had only a sliver of sight in the bottom of her eyes. Maddie graduated from Heuser this June.
It was an emotional start to the day that brought tears to the eyes of many of the adults present. But the program also brought home the mission of the school, which is to improve the lives of the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
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