By Gary S. Hatrick
The Laker Correspondent
ZEPHYRHILLS — Lee Greenwood, the country artist best known for his patriotic hit “God Bless the U.S.A.,” will be the featured artist at the Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Gala XIII on Nov. 19.
The annual Gala is the signature fund-raising banquet for Florid Hospital Zephyrhills. This year’s event will benefit the new Women’s Breast Center at the hospital.
The Gala is a black tie evening and begins with a social hour and silent auction at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and Greenwood takes the stage afterward. The event will take place at Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel.
Foundation Coordinator Leslie Dellas said choosing Greenwood grew out of last year’s Gala entertainer.
“We had Crystal Gayle last year, and she and Lee Greenwood are quite friendly and work together,” Dellas said. “Some thought we should give him a try, too.”
Tickets for the Gala cost $125; table sponsorships are still available.
Gala XIII is one of two fund-raising events for the hospital taking place this weekend. The hospital’s annual golf tournament is Nov. 20 at Saddlebrook, with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. and an awards luncheon afterward.
The field is already full, with 210 golfers pre-registered. Dellas encouraged those who want to play to call and reserve a spot in case of a cancellation.
To purchase tickets to the Gala, and for more information on both events, call the Florida Hospital Foundation Office at (813) 783-6144.
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