LANCASTER – Antelope Valley Committee on Aging is gearing up for its second annual fundraising gala in support of programs and services for local seniors.
The “Golden Era of Hollywood Dinner and Dance Gala,” will be held from 7 to 11 p.m., Saturday, September 14 in the Grand Ballroom at the University of Antelope Valley, located at 44073 Sierra Highway in Lancaster. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Hollywood-type or movie character and enjoy an evening of fine-dining, dancing, and live and silent auctions featuring exciting prizes.
Live music will be provided by the Del Aires, with hundreds of auction items available for bidding.
Celebrities who have confirmed their attendance include Lydia Cornell from the show ‘Too Close for Comfort,’ model Erin Morgart Tres and singer-song writer Di Lee. Individual tickets are $75, and a table of 10 is $600.
Proceeds from the gala will support Antelope Valley Committee on Aging (AVCOA), a non-profit public benefit organization that provides elderly nutrition services in coordination with the LA County Board of Supervisors.
AVCOA’s mission is dedicated to independence, dignity and quality of life for seniors in the Antelope Valley. This is done through community resource management, collaborations, advocacy, innovation and direct quality services and programs.
Along with the congregate meals provided at the Lancaster and Palmdale Senior Center, Monday through Friday, AVCOA provided 83,200 home-delivered meals to seniors in 2012. These meals are provided to enhance well-being for low-income, homebound and rural seniors who are isolated due to both geographic and cultural barriers. It is estimated that AVCOA has served 70,000 households since its inception in 1976. AVCOA is the only community-based organization serving seniors in the AV, which is the largest geographical service area in LA County.
Home-delivered meals and telephone reassurance are just two of the components of AVCOA’s services that have the greatest impact on homebound and isolated seniors. Fundraising efforts like the annual gala allow AVCOA to enhance, improve and add crucial programs for our community’s most vulnerable residents.
To purchase tickets or get more information on the “Golden Era of Hollywood Dinner and Dance Gala,” contact AVCOA at 661-942-6244 or Trish Bogna at 661-992-3562. Tickets may also be purchased online here.