The 27th-annual gala returned to Palm Coast this year.
A little more than two months after Flagler Auditorium Executive Director Lisa McDevitt's Celebration of Life was held at the auditorium, the 27th-annual gala reminded everyone that her legacy still lives on.
The auditorium gala returned to Palm Coast for a formal evening at Channel Side, after being held in Halifax Plantation the last few years, said event chair Debra Naughton.
“I’m a personal friend of Lisa’s, and I got involved with the gala about five years ago decorating,” Naughton said. “And she’s the spirit in me that made me do all this tonight.”
About 100 gala tickets were sold for $80 each, to benefit the auditorium's capital improvement building fund, said Naughton, who added that attendance was higher than the previous few years.
“It’s been a long journey to get this thing going,” she said.
Naughton said that she's already received positive feedback about the venue, so they're hoping to hold it at Channel Side again.
Five Flagler Palm Coast High School students who help run the tech in the auditorium were sponsored to attend the gala as guests, thanks to Hammock Beach Resort, TAG Venture, Florida Power and Lighting and Tomoka Eye.
Live music was performed by Traces of Gold, and guests enjoyed a silent auction, as well.