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Gala entertains and raises funds, too

December 8, 2010 • Local News


Hannah Lilley, right, and Zoey Neeld, center, check out Sarah Lilley’s fingernail polish while greeting visitors attending the Community Foundation of Chaves County’s eighth annual Angel Gala Tuesday evening at the Roswell Convention and Visitors Center. (Mark Wilson Photo)

Three men, two of whom are wearing matching tuxedos with red bow ties, are faced with a cruel task — to emcee a silent auction. The irony is not lost on them, and one laughs when the reporter asks how he is going to pull off such a feat at the eighth annual Angel Gala Tuesday night.

As it turns out, the answer to both entertaining the crowd and cajoling them to open their checkbooks, while simultaneously balancing a plate of quiche with one hand and a microphone in the other, during a muted ceremony is really quite simple. Strategy, Login to read more

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