Tickets on sale for Cabell County Public Library Gala

February 27, 2019

HUNTINGTON — When the 2019 Cabell County Public Library Gala is held on Saturday, March 23, the evening will be filled with fun, great entertainment, wonderful food and wine, but the event will also have a serious purpose.

Proceeds from this year’s Gala will go to help build a new Barboursville Library.

The current Barboursville Library is a busy place. In any given week, more than 1,200 people visit the little branch library at 728 Main St. and check out more than 1,700 books, videos and other free materials.

But Library Director Judy K. Rule notes that Barboursville “is the county’s oldest library facility, designed decades before the Digital Age. Based on patron traffic, Barboursville has the least square footage per visitor of any of our branches. It’s time for an upgrade!”

Each year since 2002, the library has held a fundraising gala featuring food and entertainment from a foreign country. This year’s event, “Footprints of Greece,” salutes Greece.

The setting for the 2019 Gala will be the Don Morris Room at the Marshall University Student Center, with a reception at 6:30 p.m. and a five-course gourmet dinner at 7 p.m.

Entertainment for the evening will include Lazaros, a musical group from Cincinnati and dancers from St. George Greek Orthodox Church.

The menu will, of course, feature traditional Greek fare, with an appropriate wine accompanying each course.

Tickets for the Gala are $200 per person, with corporate tables encouraged.

For reservations or additional information, call Gala chairperson Norma Casto at 304-528-5700.