A Medieval Masquerade Ball will set the theme Saturday, Sept. 20, when the 14th Annual Covenant Foundation Levelland Gala is held here.
The fund-raiser will be staged from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Mallet Event Center, 2320 S. U.S. Highway 385.
The event will feature live and silent auctions, a meal catered by Abuelo’s and live music.
Four buffet serving lines will offer diners a choice of ribeye steak or chicken breast marinated with a special spicy sauce. Fresh greens with strawberries and pecans will also complement the meal. Creamy red mashed potatoes and spicy cream-style corn will add zest to the meal.
Bread pudding with a creamy sherry sauce and whipped topping or key lime pie will complete the meal. Tea, water and a cash bar will provide a variety of refreshments during the evening.
A Silent Auction will start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m.
Some of the items up for bid will include a football autographed by Kliff Kingsbury, handcrafted jewelry, a bistro set, crosses, a ‘West Texas Sunset’ print an end table and a designer purse.
The live auction will be from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Items up for auction include a suede waist length jacket, an Avondale desk, a braided bracelet with red sapphires, four NASCAR tickets and chainsaw carving.
Gala spotters for the live auction will include Chad Read, Mark Holcomb, Mike Crafton, Jerry McManus, Nick Williams and Eddie Stephenson.
Two vendors will showcase merchandise with a medieval flair.
Zunpa Style Silver Jewelry will display a variety of handcrafted jewelry, while Sierra Provenchal will offer hand-forged metal letter openers, knives and crosses.
Each vendor will donate 20 percent of their sales to Covenant Foundation Levelland.
Dress for the Gala is a medieval costume or casual.
A costume contest will be held at 7 p.m., and the winner of the Sir Lancelot Contest will be announced during the evening.
Steve Conway Photography will capture the evening’s memories with photographs.
The Element Band will play from 9 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. for a dance.
Funds generated by the 2014 gala will be used to purchase new medical equipment for Covenant Hospital Levelland and to fund the Nursing Scholarship Endowment for eligible Hockley County nursing sudents attending the South Plains College School of Nursing.
Underwriting tables may be purchased for $3,000, $2,000, $1,000 or $800. Eight guests will be seated at each table.
Individual tickets are $75 each. For more information, call Foundation Director, Doris Jackson at (806) 568-1316.
Since Covenant Foundation Levelland was initiated in 2000, more than 140 pieces of medical equipment have been provided to Covenant Hospital Levelland through the generosity of donors.