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UPDATE! TICKETS FOR OUR 2023 GALA ARE SOLD OUT!

It's time for our "Dance through the Decades" Fundraising Gala "Mardi Gras" style!

Saturday, September 16, 2023

5pm - 10pm

The DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
701 Penn Street, Reading, PA 19601

Our tentative evening agenda:

TENTATIVE AGENDA:
5 PM - 6:30 PM Cocktail hour - VIP Destination Auction

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Welcome/Awards/ Fund the Need

7:30 PM Dinner

8 PM Dancing starts - Music by Red Tie Affair

Join us to honor our community champions decated to support our mission:

• Franki Aitken, Chief Operating Officer, Berks Community Foundation
• The Rev. Dr. Stephen Ohnsman, PhD, Calvary United Church of Christ
• Dr. Joseph Birli, EdD, LPC, NCC, Chief Executive Officer, Bethany Children’s Home

• K. Ashley Brandt, FACOG, Attending Physician-Gender, Affirming Surgery and
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tower Health

During the evening, you'll have an opportunity to bid on our "VIP" Destination Auction!

“Where do you want to travel?” “Which do you prefer? Greece or Ireland?” etc. When you attend our Dance through the Decades Gala, you'll have a chance to make your travel dreams come true while supporting our mission! 

We've partnered with AmFund to offer VIP (Very Important Purpose) Trips of a lifetime for you to win! Just attend our cocktail hour, bid on the destination of your dreams and you could win! 

  • Valid for 3 years with no blackout dates

  • Dedicated Travel Specialist

  • Roundtrip Airfare for 2 Included for most trips.

  • Special Excursions and Adventures with each trip

  • Options to upgrade and add additional travelers are available.

  • Bidding will be open for a limited time, so be ready to bid, win and travel for our good cause!

Here are some of the trips featured:

Key West 

Pleasures and Treasures of Tuscany

​Greek Islands

Tropical Costa Rica

Wine, Wonders, and Romance of France

Iceland

and more... 

Options for No Roundtrip airfare

Greek Islands 

Iceland 

Scotland Highlands

and more...

For more information about our VIP Auction or to learn how to be a sponsor, contact Aaron Rineer at 484-513-3170 or email development@lgbtcenterofreading.com

Get ready to bid on an exciting VIP Destination of your dreams!

About Dance Through the Decades

Through your diligent support, the LGBT Center of Greater Reading has increased the impact and number of services provided to the community. We invite you to come to this year's annual Dance through the Decades Gala to help us to further our reach and deepen our impact within the community.

Your generosity has led us to provide the following:

  • 7 days a week drop-in

  • Free pantry and toiletry services

  • Free counseling

  • Free Care Coordination

  • 15+ support groups

  • Advocacy, Education, and Referrals
     

With your help, this list continues to grow. Join us for a night of fun, networking, and help us raise funds for these life-saving programs!

For more information or to learn how to be a sponsor, contact Aaron Rineer at 484-513-3170 or email development@lgbtcenterofreading.com

Event Details:

TENTATIVE AGENDA:
5 PM - 6:30 PM Cocktail hour - VIP Destination Auction

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Welcome/Awards/ Fund the Need

7:30 PM Dinner

8 PM Dancing starts - Music by Red Tie Affair

MENU:

Butler Pass Hors D'oeuvres
Cajun Shrimp Salad Po Boy Sliders
Hush Puppies with Honey Pepper Jam
Nashville Hot Chicken and Waffle Bites
Catfish Nuggets with Creole Mustard Sauce

Stationary Display
Pimento Cheese and Grilled/Fresh Vegetable Display,
Crackers/Crostini

Beverage Station
Assorted Sodas, Iced Tea, Hot Coffee/Hot Tea


Dinner Buffet:


SALAD BAR
Mixed Greens, Sliced Carrots, Tomatoes, Celery, Shredded Cheese, Diced Onions, Croutons, Ranch and Balsamic Dressings

GUMBO STATION
Pulled Chicken Gumbo with Peppers
Homemade Baked Ziti


CHEESY GRIT STATION
Cheesy Grits
Shrimp
Pulled Pork
Grilled Chicken
Sides: Smoked Cheddar, Green Onions, Tomatoes
Rolls


CORNBREAD CAKE BAR
Cornbread Cake
Fresh Berries, Caramel Sauce, Apple Compote, Whipped Cream,
Nuts

Join us for a night of fun, networking, and help us raise funds for our mission!

TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT! PLEASE JOIN US NEXT YEAR!

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