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Gala to help fund center for child abuse victims
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Featuring the savory sensations from Oakwood Occasions and the award-winning six piece dance band Daddy-O-Strut, the sixth annual Gala for Hope & Healing will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17.

This year’s theme is Southern Summer Nights, evoking the lazy end of summer evenings where carefree children chase lightning bugs and families gather around bonfires. But the Children’s Center for Hope & Healing’s goal is to help families and victims of child sexual abuse enjoy the simple pleasures in life again.

In addition to live entertainment and good food, a silent auction will allow guests to purchase an array of items.

The annual gala is at the Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St. SW in Gainesville. For tickets, call 770-532-6530 or email Tickets and sponsorships can also be purchased online at

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