The One Starry Night Gala will take place April 5 at The Club, raising funds for the Assistance League and local initiatives that serve children and seniors.
In its second year, the event, organized by co-chairwomen Cindy Wade and Cathy Bowman, will include a silent and live auction, dinner and dancing.
The honoree for the evening is John Lyda, an executive with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama and member of Assistance League of Birmingham’s advisory board.
According to League officials, Lyda has a passion for community service, having served four years on the Hoover Public Library board of trustees before being elected to the Hoover City Council in August 2012 and re-elected in 2016.
He is past president of the Hoover-Metro Kiwanis Club and the Hats & Horns Societé and active in several other organizations. He was named one of Birmingham Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” and in 2015 received the Alumnus of the Year Award from Northeast Alabama Community College.
The funds from this year’s event will benefit the league’s philanthropic programs, which provide clothing and books to 2,000 area school children through Operation School Bell and Operation Literacy, and financial opportunities to seniors through PrimeTime Treasures.
To buy tickets, visit the Shops of Assistance League at 1755 Oxmoor Road in Homewood or call 870-5555.