The 2016 GALA will be on Saturday, September 24 at Louis Industries. That’s right—it will be in the industrial park at Louis Industries—white table cloths, candlelight and maybe even a robot serving beer. It will be complete with hearty hors d’oeuvres, entertainment by Divas Through the Decades and a live auction. It is the tenth year of doing the gala, so the Paynesville Area Community Foundation Board wanted to do something different. We want to celebrate our past success and continue helping organizations in the Paynesville area, now and into the future. That is why this year’s Gala is working on raising money for an Endowment Fund. With an Endowment Fund we will be able to give grants to support local area needs each year. So in essence, money that is donated to the endowment fund will keep on giving year, after year, after year. Tickets are $30 each. You can find tickets and the Central Minnesota Credit Union, Teal’s Market, Firehouse Coffee Company and Perennial Bank. Or call Lou Louis at 243-4419. Join our community for a fun evening.