Our gala celebrated its 5th year in 2013, and it has been our honor to produce it each year! During cocktail hour, guests enjoyed flavorful passed hors d’ourves and cocktails and got the chance to bid on over 100 Silent Auction items via our electronic bidding system. As the main program began, guests entered the ballroom which had a fresh design this year with a rustic Christmas look – gold linens and chargers, centerpieces of red and white floral paired with green foliage and pinecones. Each table was named after a Dallas Hearing Foundation recipient and contained a picture of the corresponding recipient and his/her story of living with hearing loss. Guests enjoyed a delicious three course meal complete with a festive dessert. Our emcee for the evening, NBC–DFW’s own Lindsey Wilcox kicked off the evening’s entertainment which included a fun and festive Christmas dance performance from a Dallas based senior tap company. The heart of the evening was the presentation from several children and parents living with hearing loss who showed us how their lives had been substantially improved through the work of the Dallas Hearing Foundation. As dinner concluded, guests enjoyed a live auction, dancing, a wine pull, and photo favors from our photo station. In the end, this great organization raised $48,000 for their valuable work!