The 29th annual Holiday Gala, which aids groups that focus on children, will take place in the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun on Dec. 7. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut Foundation, the event has raised $768,000 since 2002.
A silent auction at a champagne and hors d'oeuvre reception starts the evening off at 5:30 p.m., followed by a live auction. Sammy Piotrkowski, the colorful auctioneer, will lead the live auction.
The largest groups supported last year were The Tommy Toy Fund, Covenant Shelter, CT Adoption Center, United Way, High Hopes, St. Vincent DePaul, and MASH.
For more information call 860-701-9113 or visit www.ChamberECT.com