Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28Lake Anna Life & Times Fall 20 16 17 Silver Tie Gala Raises Over $30k For Louisa Arts Center 540.894.0215 TM MOWING/TRIMMING • SPRING & FALL AERATION MULCHING • FERTILIZING • LANDSCAPING LEAF REMOVAL • POWER WASHING• DOCKS & DECK STAINING FREE ESTIMATES • INSURED AND BONDED 540.894.0706 // 804.402.0263 // LKALAWNCARE@GMAIL.COM POWER WASHING EXPERTS Your Hometown Glass Specialist - Mineral, VA Auto Glass // Repairs //TableTops // Mirrors // Windows Virginia Glassman G V LEAF REMOVAL On October 8 the annual Sliver Tie Gala was held at the Louisa Arts Center in the Town of Louisa, about 15 miles from much of Lake Anna. Lakers and Louisans alike bought $100 tickets to support the evening of fundraising that featured silent auctions, a live auction, indoor and outdoor open bars and live music headlined by Starship, a band led by Mickey Thomas, a member of the original Jefferson Starship band. The Renee Ruth Band and the UVA Hullabahoos also performed through- out the evening. Over 200 people attended the gala event sponsored by many lake and Louisa businesses. A special sponsor/ director reception was held before the event where LaVahn Hoh, President of the Louisa Arts Center Directors ad- dressed those gathered, thanking them for their support of the arts in Louisa. Other Directors at the event included Brad Humphrey, Jennifer Purcell, Terry Detrick, Bonnie Lambert, Steven R. Smith, Troy Wade and Jane Wooton. Louisa Arts Center Executive Artistic Director Michael Bollinger was also on hand to propose a champagne toast to the success of the evening. He told Life & Times the Louisa Arts Center holds the Gala for a number of important reasons. “It is a ‘friendraiser’. An event of this caliber is an exceptional way to intro- duce folks to the wonderful Louisa Arts Center and our programs. It’s also a great way to thank our prime support- ers. The positive attention it brings featuring artists of this caliber puts the Center’s name in the press, too,” Bol- linger said. After expenses, Bollinger noted over $30,000 was raised to support the Louisa Arts Center. Funds raised at the Gala go back to help support the Cen- ter and it’s many programs. “Since it is such an ambitious evening, I would note, events like the STGala would not be possible without a team.  Out team consists of the STGala Com- mittee, plus individuals and corporations who help sponsor/underwrite the cost of the event. This helps us bring artists like Starship.  Without many dedicated volunteers and staff...there would be no STGala.  This year we had an excep- tional team!” noted Bollinger. The event also included an expand- ed live auction and appeal by Col. Bill Billingsly, who not only entertained the crowd, but also orchestrated greater ex- citement as to the purpose of the event. Director Bonnie Lambert noted, “I have been very pleased to serve as Chair of both the first and second Silver Tie Galas, and work alongside so many energetic and talented individuals, vol- unteers, staff, donors and sponsors who are the reason these events can claim success in a job well done.” When asked how he was able to bring Starship to Louisa, Bollinger was to the point. “My entire career has been that of a director of professional theatres and/or cultural arts centers. You know how to get to each artist and make them a re- alistic offer. For the most part one can secure a majority of performing artists, if you have a mutually agreeable date, can convince the group that the Center is a place they would like to travel to and play and you can cover an acceptable artist fee.” Big names bring in big crowds and that is good for Bollinger and his support- ers. “The funds realized by this event will go to help sustain the Louisa Arts Cen- ter, and allow the Center to continue to offer surrounding communities a stellar experience of art in its various forms, and enrich the lives of all who partici- pate and enjoy same. Mark your calendars for October 7, 2017 when the next Louisa Arts Center Silver Tie Gala will be held. Editor’s Note: For more photos of the Gala see page 27. T and T C o n c r e t e driveways - paths - patios garage & basement slabs paver walkways & driveways You Call, We Pour 540.845.0170 MONTICELLO PAINTING 28 Years Experience Honest & Reliable Licensed & Insured 540-254-0652 or 434-321-1630 LKA