About eleven years ago, Davis County started construction on the Davis Conference Center. To celebrate the opening of the Center, every year the County holds the Annual Davis County Gala. This year’s gala marks the eleventh event, and the 10 year anniversary of the opening of the Center.
“Every year, we look forward to what the gala committee has in store for us,” said Commissioner Petroff. “This event is like no other, and it’s so amazing to see how the conference center becomes a new destination each time.” The committee officially announces that this year will be a mystical and magical event: “Masquerade – Celebrating 10 Eventful Years.” The event will be held Thursday, October 9.
Director of Operations and Assistant General Manager, Dave Hilliard said that building such events is a worthy and rewarding challenge each year. “I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of each one… and every time I think of what I would like to experience as well as what has Northern Utah not experienced,” said Hilliard. “We always try to go elegant, black tie and upscale. And, at the same time, we want it to be an amazing and memorable experience people will talk about for years to come.”
Davis County Gala themes over the years include:
2004 – A Walk in the Clouds featuring Peabo Bryson
2005 – Phantom Gala featuring The Five Browns
2006 – Hometown Heroes featuring The Air Force Band
2007 – Gala 007 featuring Sheena Easton
2008 – Southern Romance featuring Collin Raye
2009 – DREAM featuring The Nylons
2010 – Mystery Manor featuring Kimberly Locke
2011 – Hollywood Glitz & Glam featuring Jason Hewlett
2012 – WILD! featuring the African Children’s Choir
2013 – Masquerade featuring… stay tuned, an announcement is coming!
General Manager Scott Lunt said, “I’ll never forget the African Children’s Choir… such an amazing talent for Davis County. They had just performed for the Queen of England at the Diamond Jubilee. And they were phenomenal! The gala has also been such a powerful way to raise money for Davis County based charities over the years… in fact, over $395,000 has been raised over the years. What a difference this gala is making in our own backyards.”
Davis County officials plan to announce the recipient of the Heart of Davis Award, awarded annually to an individual or group that has made a significant impact to the betterment of Davis County. Additionally, officials will announce the talent for the 2014 Gala.
For more information about ticket sales and sponsorships, call Annette Hanson at 801-451-3231 or visit www.daviscountygala.com.
Visit http://www.daviscountygala.com for more information.
Name: Dave Hilliard
Organization: Davis County