American Heart Association’s Heart Gala Fundraiser will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the Brownwood Country Club. Theme: “Going Gatsby” – Glitz and Glam attire of the Roaring 20s, prizes will be awarded for most authentic costume. Cost is $50/per person and includes dinner (pork loin and grilled lemon pepper chicken). Entertainment will be provided by Jill Evans and DJ: Todd King.

Auctioneer for the evening will be Shaun Hardin. Silent and live auction items include, but are not limited to: Emmitt Smith autographed Cowboys helmet; Jimmy Buffett custom framed autographed drum head; Triple Crown featuring Secretariat with Jockey, Ron Turcott, autograph; Crockin’ Girls Slow Cookin’ Items; 6 Ranger Tickets for June 24 game;behind home plate, preferred parking and parking pass; Doe Hunt – 2 Doe w/overnight stay and food; 1 day and 1 night; Gift Basket Bob”s LP Gas; Gift certificate for bed-liner from Blevins; Mary Kay items; and Gift Basket from K LeShae’s. Donations for Silent Auction items may be given to any Board member (listed below). Sponsorships available starting at $175 to $3,000

Go Red Shirt T-Shirts are still available at the following locations: Dazzling Diva’s (inside The Rage, Brownwood); Early Blooms and Things (504 Early Blvd., Early); Citizens National Bank (One Carnegie, Brownwood); Mid-Tex Federal Credit Union (3808 U.S. Hwy 377 S., Brownwood); and K LeShae’s Florist and Gift Boutique (119 Early Blvd, Early).

Board Members are Debbie Hagood, Meldina Mitchell, Lisa Tidwell, Julie McLemore, Joy Ferguson, Kay Ribble and Sharon Cook. Friends of American Heart Association are Tammy Robinson and Jill Evans.

American Heart Association Mission: The American Heart Association’s mission is to build healthier lives free from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in Brown County, but progress can be made as we continue to fund research and public education.

Sponsors include: Steven L. and Teresa Beal, Brownwood Regional Medical Center, LandMark Life, Willie's T's, Ryan Construction, Big County Ford, Brownwood Clinic, CMS Healthcare, Inc./Heart of Texas EMS/Weakly Watson Sporting Goods, Dr. Chris Stephens, Dr. and Mrs. Tim Moore, Davis Kinard and Co. PC- Scott McDonald, Hi-Way Auto and Scrap Metals, Inc., Mid-Tex Federal Credit Union, Ribble Land Design, Texas Bank, 3M, Bill King Insurance, Bishop Distributing, Blanket Frontier Day Vendor Committee, Blaylock Funeral Home, Charlie Cabler General Contractor, Citizens National Bank, Dr. Henry and Nneka Ejere, Dr. Kevin Clardy, DDS, Drs. Comolli and Ethridge, Early Chamber of Commerce, Heart of Texas Internal Medicine, Heartland Funeral Home, Legacy IT (Jamison Russell and Brad Barner), and Russell Construction.

For questions contact Meldina Mitchell at (325) 647-0279.