Boys & Girls Club gala Friday

The Boys & Girls Club of Alpena and 300 of its closest friends will come together Friday for the Club’s Signature Spring Gala from 6 to 11 p.m. at the APlex.

Tickets to this annual fundraiser event are $100 and include admission for two, dinner, open bar, live and silent auctions, and one entry into the popular cash raffle. Last year’s winner took home $3,000.

The Signature Spring Gala is the primary annual fundraising event to help the Boys & Girls Club of Alpena fulfill its mission: “To enable and inspire all young people, especially those that need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.”

“Our organization relies solely on community support, grants, and our annual fundraising activities for operation,” a press release noted. “The Signature Spring Gala is our single most impactful fundraising event of the year.”

Last year’s event raised nearly $25,000 for the local club, to help provide enrichment programs for more than 1,200 youth served last year.

Tickets are available at the Boys & Girls Club at 601 River Street between 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. today and Friday.