This year’s Gala will feature the theme “Historic Rugby: A Tennessee Treasure.” It reminds us all of how much we have to be thankful for in this great state.  It also encourages us to think about all of Tennessee’s treasures, and how we can contribute to their success and well-being. The Gala features gourmet meal prepared and served by culinary and hospitality arts students, live music, and other fun. Costumes representing Rugby’s Victorian Era (or other festive attire) are encouraged. Silent and live auctions will raise money for the organizations, and there will be plenty of opportunities to mingle, meet, and network.

The event is 7 p.m. Eastern on Saturday, Nov. 2 just behind the Historic Rugby Visitor Centre. (Silent auction begins 6:30 p.m.) Tickets are $150 per person or $1,000 for a table of eight. Please call 423-628-2441 to reserve or to receive one of our event sponsorship brochures. We love our sponsors!

This year’s much-anticipated quilt, a Tennessee design!

We welcome additions to our Sponsors so far, including:

GOLD: First National Bank of Oneida. BRONZE:  Brushy Mountain Distillery, Petros, TN & Fentress Courier, Jamestown, TN.