Dine and dance the night away with Pleasanton Military Families at this year's "Red, White and You Gala: An Evening Under the Stars," being held next Saturday (Sept. 21) at Barone's Restaurant.
Guests will enjoy a four-course dinner and dancing to the live music of Purple Plum with Lara Price. The gala, which is being held to help with the cost of the care package program, will include a silent auction including items from golf courses, restaurants, downtown merchants and a three-day stay at a Tahoe vacation home.
Pleasanton Military Families sends an average of 700 boxes per year at a cost of $18.45 per box, which is more than $12,000 a year, and it depends on donations of goods and money to assist in paying for postage.
"Our families work throughout the year at fundraising in order to provide assistance to our veterans and to continue sending care packages," president Pat Frizzell said.
The group was founded in 2003 to support Tri-Valley family members with sons, daughters, husbands, wives and friends in the military.
"We conduct monthly support meetings, homecoming celebrations and work with veterans adjusting to civilian life," Frizzell said. "We also provide volunteer services to multiple veteran organizations and send care packages four times a year to active military personnel deployed throughout the world."
The gala dinner will be from 6-10 p.m., and cocktail attire is suggested. Last year's gala was the first, and due to its success, the organization is holding it for the second year. Tickets are $102.70; $27 is tax deductible. To buy tickets, see photos from last year, or donate auction items, visit www.pleasantonmilitaryfamilies.org.