Victory Junction Creates Triad Holiday Gala for Kids. Kellie Pickler to perform. Tickets still available.By Official Release
Randleman, N.C. (Nov. 26) – One enchanted evening in December, Victory Junction will present the “Visions of Sugarplums” Holiday Gala for children and their families. The 2nd Annual Piedmont-Triad “Visions of Sugarplums” Holiday Gala will take place on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Adaumont Farms, home of Kyle and Pattie Petty, in Trinity, NC.
This red carpet children’s event will be hosted by local youth serving as ambassadors to motivate and teach their peers what it means to contribute and give back to their community.
Children will feel like stars when they walk the red carpet at these unique venues and will enjoy a photo booth, games, silent and live auctions geared toward kids, raffles and entertainment by chart-topping singer/songwriter Kellie Pickler as well as The Swinging Richards, a house band long associated with Victory Junction.
The original Holiday Gala was created by Brooke Hondros, Director of Development for Victory Junction, a North Carolina camp for children with chronic medical conditions and serious illnesses. “Recognizing that December is filled with many adult events, our hope was that kids would embrace the opportunity to get dressed up and have a night out on the town that was all about them,” explained Hondros. The Gala allows Victory Junction to thank our current donors, raise awareness for prospective donors, and most importantly tell children that they are big enough to have an impact in their communities.”
The event’s youth hosts, their peers and local corporations ask that the children and families attending consider being part of the “spirit of giving” by bringing the gift of a toy to be donated to Toys for Tots or canned food for the North Carolina Food Bank. The hosts will also challenge the other children in the room to consider the needs of individuals locally during the holiday season and throughout the year. Victory Junction campers who have experienced the impact of the Randleman, NC-based wonderland, will grace the stage to share their camp experience.
The inaugural Holiday Gala started in Charlotte, NC where that region will also enjoy a comparable event on December 14, 2012 at the Fillmore.
To purchase tickets or a family package to the Piedmont-Triad Gala or the Charlotte Gala, email Kinsley Parsons at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds send children with chronic medical conditions and serious illnesses to camp at Victory Junction free of charge.
About Victory Junction
Victory Junction is a year-round camping environment for children ages six to 16 with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. Founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty in honor of their son Adam, the camp is located in Randleman, NC. Victory Junction offers programs for a range of disease groups and maintains strong relationships with more than 30 partner hospitals.
Victory Junction’s mission is to provide life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe and medically-sound environment. As a not-for-profit organization, the camp operates solely through the support of generous individuals, groups and corporations to provide this experience at no charge to children and their families. For more information or to donate, visit www.victoryjunction.org.