O-LC Chamber of Commerce releases details for annual Red Carpet Gala

Published 2:00 am Sunday, March 12, 2017

The Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce and Cannon Motors of Mississippi will be hosting its 3rd Annual Red Carpet Gala on Thursday, May 18, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Castle Hill Resort.

Headlining this year’s event are three raffles.

For the third year in a row Lammons Fine Jewelry will be donating diamonds, this year a two carat diamond bracelet.

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The second raffle items donated by the family of Karen Preston-Morf is a signed football by legendary Ole Miss head football coach Johnny Vaught, the only coach in Ole Miss history to win an SEC football championship.

“The Chamber has helped me with my real estate business over the years,” says Karen Preston-Morf. “By donating the Johnny Vaught football would be a great benefit to the Chamber.”

The third raffle item donated by The Range at TGC Outdoors consists of a custom AR-15 rifle designed exclusively in honor of Archie Manning, who played quarterback for the Ole Miss Rebels and 16 seasons in the NFL.  Making this rifle even more valuable is Manning’s signature on the shaft of the gun.

“When we built ‘The Archie’ I knew I wanted to do something special with it,” said Joshua Gregory, owner of TGC Outdoors. “Being that Archie Manning is such a big supporter of Oxford himself I wanted the rifle to somehow give back to the town. The Chamber and Economic Development Foundation felt like the perfect fit for the donation.”

Raffle tickets for each raffle are $20 per ticket, 3 for $50, or 10 for $100. Packages of tickets must all go towards the same individual raffle item.

The winner of each raffle will be drawn on May 18 at the Red Carpet Gala. You do not have to be present to win. All proceeds go to the Chamber to help promote and provide additional resources to the citizens and businesses of the community.

You won’t want to miss this anticipated black tie event as tickets are on sale for $75 “two for price of one,” now through March 15. The public is welcome to attend.

One of the most popular Memphis bands ever to hit the party scene, Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster, will be the entertainment for the evening. In addition, the fabulous Chef Shuffle, offering delicious tastings will feature Oxford-Lafayette County restaurants and chefs.

For more information on the Red Carpet Gala, sponsorship opportunities and tickets visit www.olccredcarpetgala.com  or contact Pam Swain, senior vice president of the Chamber, at 662-234-4651 or pam@oxfordms.com.