Photo Gallery | Ghoulish Gala raises thousands to benefit abused children
FLORENCE, KY (FOX19) - (Sent by M. Gail Myers)
More than 300 guests had “Tomb Shakin’ Fun” at the fourth annual Ghoulish Gala, Oct. 27, which raised more than $75,000 to benefit the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center (NKCAC).
JoAnn and Richard Knock (Union, Ky.) were recognized with the Charlene Erler Legacy Award, in appreciation for their friendship, support and care of the NKCAC, Community Services of Northern Kentucky and Community Foundation of Northern Kentucky. In accepting the award, the Knocks said, “We feel truly blessed to be able to contribute to this very important service.” The award is named in honor of Charlene Erler, the board chair of Community Foundation of Northern Kentucky and the award’s first recipient.
Thanks to Northern Kentucky students, the Ghoulish Gala’s live auction alone netted $16,600 for the abused children served by the NKCAC. Students from several schools created and designed stepping stones with a pinwheel theme for the event. In addition the lead live auction item was a high-tech bistro table and chairs created by students from Boone County Area Technology Center (Florence). The stones were created by students from Simon Kenton High School (Independence), Beechwood High School (Ft. Mitchell), Villa Madonna Academy (Villa Hills), St. Joseph School (Cold Spring), St. Paul School (Florence) and Dixie Heights High School (Crestview Hills).
The Ghoulish Gala was presented by The Advocates and Community Foundation of Northern Kentucky. The Community Foundation is the administrative & financial steward of the NKCAC; The Advocates are the fundraising group for the NKCAC.