Literacy Mid-South to host inaugural Super Gala Fundraiser
By Kerri Guyton
Literacy Mid-South will host its inaugural Super Gala Fundraiser Friday, October 21 from 7 to 11pm at its office located at 902 S. Cooper St. in Cooper-Young. A festive party with a unique message, Super Gala serves a dual purpose, allowing supporters to revisit fond childhood memories of superheroes while helping further Literacy Mid-South’s mission to produce a fully literate Mid-South.
Guests are encouraged to create their best rendition of childhood superheroes from their favorite comic books and come dressed for action as the event will feature a costume contest. The all-inclusive night out will feature music by DJ Lil’ Eggroll, an extensive silent auction, open bar serving beer and wine, as well as food catered by Celtic Crossing. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend.
“What better way to reiterate the integral role literacy plays than by creatively addressing the issue through a form of pop culture that requires basic reading and comprehension skills to appreciate?” said Kevin Dean, executive director of Literacy Mid-South. “Reading is a foundational tool that hinders a high quality of life if the skill is lacked. And, with Super Gala speaking to a generation that understands the value of a great comic book, we expect supporters to connect with the overall purpose, and we anticipate a great event.”
Admission to the event is $50 per couple and $35 per individual and can be purchased online at literacymidsouth.org or by calling 901-327-6000. The event sponsors include Obsidian Public Relations; Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC; Celtic Crossing; and brg3s Architects. For more information about Literacy Mid-South, call 901-327-6000 or visit literacymidsouth.org.