It’s Harvest Gala time this year. We have struggled on whether we should go forward with this year’s fundraiser or not given the pandemic. After some serious deliberation and consideration, we have decided to go forward with it. We are doing so with careful thought as to how to accommodate social distancing and other safety measures.
This year, tables will be socially distanced. Hor’s doeuvres will be trayed and served. We will have a live band for our guests to enjoy but no designated dance floor. While masks will not be required, you are welcome to wear them and we will have them at registration for those who would like too. Also, new this year, we are offering a take out option for those who would like to support the endeavors of The Leadership Center, but are not comfortable attending in person. Our event will also be streamed on Facebook Live and are exploring online auction options.
Covid-19 has had a deep impact on our business and offerings. We weren’t able to host any events for nearly three months due to Direct Health Measures. We also were forced to cancel all of our own D4LC leadership conferences and camps too due to ensure we were keeping our youth and our team safe. While that does sound daunting, we were still able to do some small group trainings with FFA Officer teams, leadership trainings for some other organizations and hone some new areas of service including farmer’s markets, culinary experience cooking classes, and small family “Covid-cations.” We had the honor of serving a couple essential medical nurses with lodging while they served our community. We also hosted a number of “community” events via Zoom. We continued to seek out ways to create moments that matter in any way we could.
As we look to 2021, it is evident that fundraising this year is critical. We invite you to join us in this endeavor. Funds this year will go towards operations and programs to rebuild our business after the impact of Covid-19. Our goal is $50,00.00.
By purchasing a table or event tickets for the Gala, participating in sponsorship, or donating will help us work towards recovery. Every gift matters. Thank you for your continued support.
You can purchase tickets & sponsorship here.
You can see more information on the Harvest Gala here.
Thank you so much. We look forward to seeing you at the Harvest Gala.