Journey Black-Tie Gala Benefits Hospice Of Chattanooga March 10

Friday, March 2, 2018

Nashville’s The Downtown Band will be the featured entertainment at next weekend’s “Journey” black-tie gala to benefit the Hospice of Chattanooga Foundation. 

This new gala is the successor to the event known for years as Holiday Hearts. It will take place Saturday, March 10, at the Chattanooga Convention and Trade Center. 

The theme of “Journey” is to spend the evening in a Monte Carlo playing favorite casino games after being served a meal and participating in the event’s silent auction.  The evening will close with dancing to the music of the high-energy Downtown Band, voted “Best Live Band” in Tennessee. 

“All of the fun of the casino games and dancing translates into donations for this area’s only hospice care program for children” said Garry Mac, spokesman for Hospice. “You have a night out and all the money you help us raise supports our Kangaroo Kids program that takes care of babies and young children who will die of a disease.”   

Tickets to the “Journey” gala are $250 per person and there are only a few remaining corporate tables of eight for $1,500.  Tickets may be purchased through the event website at www.hocjourney.org


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