Don your country-chic duds and jeans and support the Parkinson Support Center at the 11th Annual Denim & Diamond’s Gala Celebration on Friday, June 1 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Historic Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane. Individual tickets to Denim & Diamonds Gala are $200 and a table of 10 may be purchased for $2,000. Last year, they raised $155,000 and they are shooting for $200,000 in 2018. Click here to buy tickets online.
Revelers will have a chance to kick back with the live music of Kudmani. There will also be unique silent auction items, a photobooth, and an array of live auction items. Signature appetizers and the main course will be provided by Ellen Gill McCary, Jason Smith, Anoosh Shariat, and Dean Corbett. A Ballotin Whiskey tasting table will be set up, and the specialty cocktail for the night is the “Forever in Blue Jeans” with Ballotin Chocolate Whiskey.
Food will include country ham and pimento cheese toast points, mini beer soaked brats, a harvest salad with mixed greens, seasonal berries, and sugar pecans with creamy herb dressing, and smoked brisket with marbled potatoes and mixed veggies plus a surprise dessert from Desserts by Helen.
The Parkinson Support Center’s Denim & Diamonds Gala raises money to help fund over 18 support groups, 10 weekly exercise programs, and educational sessions.
“Proceeds from the Denim & Diamonds ensures that our programs are offered Free of Charge to the community,” says Executive Director Erika Branch. “Our slogan ‘Live Well with Parkinson’s Disease’ reflects our mission to help individuals with Parkinson’s maintain their independence and stay active in their communities so that they may enjoy the highest possible quality of life.”
The Parkinson Support Center is a independent grassroot non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing resources, educational programs, support networks and exercise classes to individuals and their families affected by Parkinson’s disease in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.