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Get dressed up for an evening of elegance benefiting great causes. The 2018 Diamonds & Ice Gala will be held January 27th at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort.

The Gala is an annual fundraiser for three organizations: The Bedford County Humane Society, Your Safe Haven, and Bedford County Endowments.

Now in its 9th year, the Diamonds & Ice Gala has become a winter tradition for Bedford County and beyond. Attendees look forward to this black-tie optional extravaganza every year, with live music, a beautiful meal, and silent auction.

The event started as a way for the three partner organizations to join forces for one fundraiser with a bigger impact than they’d have on their own. Each year they’ve raised more than they had previously. Last year that amounted to $17,000 for each group. That’s a large part of the operating budgets for the . Every penny raised goes toward the the Bedford County Humane Society, Your Safe Haven, and back into Bedford nonprofits through the Bedford County Endowments. Co-Chair Lori Copley says, “We like partnering with the Endowments because, although it’s three partners, money from the Endowments benefits nonprofits throughout the county, so it really helps everyone in Bedford.”

Guests will still enjoy highlights they’ve grown to expect: professional red carpet photos, a three-course menu specially prepared for us by the Omni’s executive chef, and a silent auction filled with fantastic prizes including vacations, art, and jewelry.

The Omni provides special room rates for Gala attendees who choose to spend the night. Book your room through the Omni by December 27th, to qualify for this discounted rate. The Omni will verify whether you have your Gala ticket, so purchase your tickets before booking your room.

Tickets are $135 per person, or $1,500 for a reserved table of ten. Tickets and sponsorships are available by contacting Kay Reynolds with the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies: (814) 623-0044,

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