Dove Center annual gala to highlight 25 years of service, feature musical performances, live auction

An undated photo of the cast of “The Marvelous Wonderettes” who will perform at “LOVE THE DOVE” gala in St. George, Utah. | Photo courtesy of St. George Musical Theater, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Tickets are now on sale for the sixth annual “Dove Center Gala,” slated for March 2 at the SunRiver Ballroom in St. George. The gala is the organization’s premier fundraising event of the year. Money raised helps ensure that lifesaving services are brought free of charge to survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault.

Dove Center’s fifth annual gala, at SunRiver Ballroom in St. George, Utah, March 24, 2018 | Photo by Kvtelyn Mvrie Photography, St. George News

The evening is especially noteworthy, as 2019 is the organization’s 25th anniversary, according to a press release from the Dove Center. With that in mind, the gathering is set to be a little different from previous galas, said Adele Pincock, Dove Center’s community engagement director.

“We knew we wanted to do something special for Dove’s 25th anniversary and ultimately decided to make it a celebration of the community, the army of supporters who from day one have provided financial support, volunteerism and sweat-equity to keep Dove’s doors open,” Pincock said in the press release. “We chose the theme ‘LOVE THE DOVE’ to highlight the love this community has shared in support of survivors for the past quarter century.”

The evening will begin with a social hour, silent auction and photo booth. Guests will then enjoy a catered dinner followed by live musical performances by the cast of St. George Musical Theater’s 2018 show “The Marvelous Wonderettes.”

“It is a charming tribute to some of the best pop songs from the 50s and 60s ever written … it provides the laughs and the love,” said Hollie Reina, development manager of Dove Center. “We are so excited to have this talent grace our gala stage.”

In addition to the musical performances, guests will enjoy an inspiring multimedia presentation commemorating Dove’s 25th anniversary, and for the first time ever, the gala will feature a live auction – complete with a professional auctioneer.

“We anticipate an extraordinary evening, even beyond the impact made through donations,” Pincock said. “We’re really excited to celebrate the shared love for Dove with our amazing friends, supporters and partners in this community.”

Tickets typically sell out a month prior to the event, so those interested in attending are encouraged to purchase tickets early to reserve their spot.

Tickets are $125 each and can be purchased by visiting the Dove Center’s website or by clicking here. For information on sponsorship opportunities, email [email protected] or call 435-628-1204.

Event details

  • What: Sixth annual Dove Center gala, “Love The Dove.”
  • When: Saturday, March 2, 5-8 p.m.
  • Where: SunRiver Ballroom, 4275 S. Country Club Drive, St. George.
  • Cost: Tickets are $125 each. To purchase tickets, click here.

To access services or speak with an advocate, call Dove Center’s 24-hour helpline: 435-628-0458.

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @STGnews

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