Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: HeraldMail HomeCollectionsGala
IN THE NEWS

Gala

FEATURED ARTICLES
LIFESTYLE
July 5, 2012
A Cat's Meow Gala will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Animal Health Clinic of Funkstown, 26 E. Baltimore St., Funkstown. The free event is a celebration of the clinic's recent cat-friendly practice certification. Dr. Maria Ciaravella will discuss what being cat-friendly means to the clinic and its feline patients. Learn how you can make your cat's next trip to the vet a peaceful one. Tours of the newly remodeled hospital complete with a cat-only waiting and exam rooms.
NEWS
by ANDREA ROWLAND | October 9, 2003
andrear@herald-mail.com "I'll think of it all tomorrow, at Tara ... After all, tomorrow is another day," Scarlett O'Hara says in the film "Gone with the Wind" Saturday, Oct. 11, will be more than just another day at Washington County Free Library's "Return to Tara"-themed event to raise money for library building projects. The fourth annual Gala in the Stacks fund-raiser will feature decorations, costumes, entertainment and guest speakers related to the Civil War era and "Gone with the Wind.
NEWS
September 20, 2000
Gala in the stacks By KATE COLEMAN / Staff Writer photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer "Gala in the Stacks" When : Saturday, Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m. to midnight Where : Washington County Free Library 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown Tickets are $60 per person Black tie or period costume is optional. For tickets and information, call Washington County Free Library Assistant Director Kathleen O'Connell or Mary Anne Burke, gala chairwoman.
NEWS
by TIFFANY ARNOLD | October 19, 2006
Romance novelist and New York Times best-selling author Mary Jo Putney will be the featured guest at the seventh annual Gala in the Stacks, Washington County Free Library's biggest annual fundraiser. Guests can mingle with Putney and purchase autographed copies of her work during the gala. "Romancing the stone" is this year's theme, and the event includes dinner, a wine-tasting, romantic music from a baby grand piano and a live band - all at the library. Guests also can have a souvenir caricature sketched.
NEWS
by KEVIN CLAPP | October 10, 2002
kevinc@herald-mail.com When clocks strike noon Saturday, the typically staid central branch of Washington County Free Library will shed its inhibitions to become a haven fit for 76 trombones. Out with vertical stacks of newly released books and videos. Out with the bank of computers and study tables. In with all manner of finery befitting a Gala in the Stacks: Cocktail tables, food, entertainment. It's a transformation worthy of flimflam man Harold Hill, titular character of "The Music Man," this year's Gala theme.
NEWS
September 23, 2000
1930s-style gala held at library By ANDREW SCHOTZ / Staff Writer The 1930s permeated the Washington County Free Library on Saturday during a fund-raiser called Gala in the Stacks. The Robinwood Encore Players, a theater troupe, brought the spirit of Judy Garland, Louella Parsons and others to life as they mixed, mingled and hobnobbed. Nat Benchley portrayed his grandfather, humorist Robert Benchley, in an upstairs study. Images of long-ago Hagerstown lit up a slide screen in the Western Maryland Room.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | October 2, 2005
alician@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN There were no plaid "high-water" pants or horn-rimmed eyeglasses at the library Saturday night. The age-old geeky bookworm image was laid to rest as more than 200 people filed into the Washington County Free Library's main branch dressed to the nines for the sixth annual Gala in the Stacks fundraiser. Pat Wishard, library public relations and program coordinator, said the $100-per-ticket black tie affair has raised $125,000 over the past five years.
NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | October 7, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - All of the leaves weren't brown and the sky wasn't really gray. But that didn't stop people from humming a classic 1960s rock song as they walked into the Washington County Free Library Saturday night. Once inside, it was easy to see why. The theme for this year's Gala in the Stacks was "California Dreaming," and the main level floor of the downtown library reflected a West Coast vibe, with surfboards, palm trees and beach umbrellas. "We've been holding a gala for the last eight years," said Mary Baykan, library director.
NEWS
by KRISTIN WILSON | September 29, 2005
kristinw@herald-mail.com Guests at the Washington County Free Library's Gala in the Stacks event will be able to travel back in time this weekend, experiencing the origins of one of the country's oldest bookmobiles. The sixth annual gala fundraiser, with the theme "On the Road," celebrates the 100th anniversary of Washington County's bookmobile. Throughout the South Potomac Avenue library, guests can check out mock book "stops" representing towns that had an established relationship with the traveling book cart.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | March 30, 2013
The Waynesboro (Pa.) Area Gala Cancer Auction drew one of the largest crowds in its 32-year history due in part to a change in location, according to event organizers. It was the first time in the history of the event that it has been held outside of Waynesboro, said Jill Kessler of the fundraiser's steering committee. Saturday's auction moved from downtown Waynesboro to Green Grove Gardens off Pa. 16 outside Greencastle. The change in venue brought some new faces to the auction, Kessler said.
Advertisement
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 28, 2013
Final preparations are under way for Saturday's Waynesboro (Pa.) Area Gala Cancer Auction, an event that has raised nearly $1.8 million for the American Cancer Society since its inception 32 years ago. Live bidding begins Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Green Grove Gardens off Pa. 16 outside Greencastle. A silent auction starts at 4 p.m. The auction moved this year from downtown Waynesboro, according to Jill Kessler of the fundraiser's steering committee. “We're hoping to draw from the Waynesboro/Greencastle area,” Kessler said.
NEWS
February 21, 2013
This year's Waynesboro Area Gala Cancer Auction is taking a hike up Pa. 16. The 32nd annual auction - which has raised nearly $2 million for the Franklin County unit of the American Cancer Society - will be held March 30 at a new location: Green Grove Gardens off Pa. 16 between Shady Grove, Pa., and Greencastle, Pa. The event was held at the Waynesboro Eagles Club for many years. This year's theme is Time for Cancer to Take a Hike. The silent auction begins at 4 p.m. and the bidding part of the night gets under way at 5:30 p.m. Jill Kessler, one of the event organizers, said this year's auction also features one of the biggest items in its history courtesy of the employees of Aero-Smith of Martinsburg, W.Va.
NEWS
Ellen Rowland | Around North Hagerstown | February 18, 2013
The Hagerstown YMCA's gala fundraiser, “A Toast to the Twenties,” will be Saturday at Hager Hall Conference and Event Center on Dual Highway in Hagerstown. The evening will begin with cocktails at 6:15 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m. Tickets cost $295 per couple and include cocktail hour, dinner for two, dancing and a chance at winning the grand prize, a 2013 Volkswagen Passat or $20,000 cash prize.  Other prizes from local establishments will be given away throughout the evening.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | February 9, 2013
Valentine's chocolates might not seem the obvious way to promote dental health. But a little bit of chocolate, some rosebuds and an all-out Valentine's celebration have proven to be a lucrative fundraiser for the Walnut Street Community Health Center. The center celebrated its fourth annual Sweetheart Gala on Saturday night at Fountain Head Country Club, with proceeds to benefit the child and adult patients of the center's dental practice. Kim Murdaugh, executive director of the center, said roughly 7,800 patients receive care though its family, mental health and dental practices.
NEWS
November 7, 2012
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra Guild will present “An Elegant Evening” ball and auction Saturday, Nov. 17, at Fountain Head Country Club, 13316 Fountain Head Road, Hagerstown. Cocktails will be at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. Black-tie optional. Deadline for reservations is Friday, Nov. 9. Tickets cost $125 per person. To purchase tickets, call 301-797-4000 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday or go to www.msoguild.com .
LIFESTYLE
July 5, 2012
A Cat's Meow Gala will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Animal Health Clinic of Funkstown, 26 E. Baltimore St., Funkstown. The free event is a celebration of the clinic's recent cat-friendly practice certification. Dr. Maria Ciaravella will discuss what being cat-friendly means to the clinic and its feline patients. Learn how you can make your cat's next trip to the vet a peaceful one. Tours of the newly remodeled hospital complete with a cat-only waiting and exam rooms.
LIFESTYLE
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | June 13, 2012
In the autumn of 1862, Gen. Robert E. Lee was on the move. “We cannot afford to be idle,” he wrote, and pointed his Southern Army north toward Maryland. Numbering 50,000 - not 120,000 as the enemy believed - they were, said one observer, “the dirtiest men I ever saw, a most ragged, lean and hungry set of wolves.” Gambling against time, Lee divided his force, sending some to knock out Harpers Ferry, still then in Virginia, while he sparred with Gen. George McClellan at South Mountain.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | April 29, 2012
Now well into its third decade, the Waynesboro Area Gala Cancer Auction always draws a large crowd, and Saturday's turnout at the Eagles Club on East Main Street was no exception. With the economy's nosedive in recent years, steering committee Chairwoman Jill Kessler said she doesn't set monetary goals anymore. “Anything that we get is good. We appreciate anything the community can do to help,” Kessler said. Nonetheless, community members never disappoint. Last year, the silent and oral auctions combined to bring in $62,000 for the Franklin County, Pa., chapter of the American Cancer Society.
The Herald-Mail Articles
|