Red carpet theme for Girls Inc. gala

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Red carpet theme for Girls Inc. gala

Girls Inc. of Jackson County’s annual Celebration Gala fund-raiser will be at 6 p.m.April 24 at Celebrations Receptions and Events Center.

The gala’s theme is “On the Red Carpet,” and new to the event this year is an awards ceremony that honors local Women of the Year.

The board sought nominations from the community for women who embody the spirit of Girls Inc.: strong, smart and bold.

After receiving many nominations, a committee chose three Jackson County women to honor for their outstanding achievements, careers and/or service to the community. They are Deb Bedwell of Anchor House Family Assistance Center, Mary Anne Jordan of Jackson County Bank and RaeAnn Mellencamp of CrossFit Seymour. Debbie Laitinen also will be honored as a Distinguished Board Member.

The event also will include dinner, live and silent auctions, a reverse raffle and dancing. The Ang Jazz Trio will play during dinner, and the band Bad Medicine will play after the auctions have ended.

The price per ticket is $45. Proceeds go toward the annual operating budget for Girls Inc.

For reservations, call Girls Inc. at 522-2798 by April 10.


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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at or 812-523-7051.