Motlow College Foundation to host annual Gala and Preview Cocktail Party

 The Motlow College Foundation will host the 26th annual Motlow Gala on Saturday, March 31, at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center to raise funds for financial assistance to Motlow students. The event is sponsored by Jack Daniel Distillery and Southern Community Bank. Pictured above, from left are, James Fuller, vice president of Southern Community Bank; Bill Yoder, president and CEO of Southern Community Bank; Hilda Tunstill, Motlow State interim president; Lane Yoder, executive director of the Motlow College Foundation; and Jeff Arnett, master distiller for Jack Daniel Distillery.

The Motlow College Foundation will host the 26th annual Motlow Gala on Saturday, March 31, at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center to raise funds for financial assistance to Motlow students. The event is sponsored by Jack Daniel Distillery and Southern Community Bank. Pictured above, from left are, James Fuller, vice president of Southern Community Bank; Bill Yoder, president and CEO of Southern Community Bank; Hilda Tunstill, Motlow State interim president; Lane Yoder, executive director of the Motlow College Foundation; and Jeff Arnett, master distiller for Jack Daniel Distillery.

The Motlow College Foundation will host the 26th annual Motlow Gala on Saturday, March 31, at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center. Festivities will begin with a champagne social hour at 5:30 p.m. during which guests can peruse donated silent auction items, and dinner will be served at 6:30. The Foundation will also host a Gala Preview Cocktail party on Saturday, March 17.

Proceeds from both events help the Motlow College Foundation provide financial assistance to Motlow students.

This year’s gala features a masquerade theme, according to Lane Yoder, executive director of the Foundation. “The Motlow Gala has not had a theme since 2012, and we thought it was time to bring the idea back,” said Yoder. “The inspiration for the night is black tie, long gowns, cocktail attire, masks, feathers, boas, glitz, glamour and shimmer.”

Entertainment for the gala will be provided by the popular Nashville-based band, Burning Las Vegas. “Burning Las Vegas will have everyone up and dancing the night away,” Yoder added with a smile. “They put on a fantastic show.” Dancing will begin at 8:00 p.m. and follows a brief program and fast-paced auction.

Jack Daniel Distillery and Southern Community Bank return this year as Gala sponsors.

Also returning will be the Gala Preview Cocktail Party, to be held Saturday, March 17, at the home of Drs. Patty and Jeff Marvel of Tullahoma. “The idea behind the Gala Preview Party is to elevate the excitement about the Motlow Gala by having a type of reveal party for the collection of live auction items that have been so graciously donated by area businesses and individuals,” stated Yoder. Drinks, a cocktail buffet, and live music by area musicians will be provided.

Important to note is that Student Ambassadors from Motlow will be participating in both the Motlow Gala as well as the Preview Party, allowing guests to have an opportunity to interact with students.

Tickets to the Gala Preview Party are $75 per person, and tickets to the Motlow Gala are $125 per person. The deadline to purchase both is Wednesday, March 14. Tickets can be purchased online at mscc.edu/gala2018 or by calling the Motlow College Foundation office at 931-393-1543.