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Roane Alliance Gala Back in Roane County October 17

Roane County, TN – The 2015 Roane Alliance Gala will be held Saturday, October 17, officials announced today.  The red carpet will be rolled out at this year’s annual event, as Volkswagen Group of America once again plays host.

As the primary annual fundraising event for The Alliance, the money raised from the Gala goes toward funding Roane County’s economic development programs that are administered by the Alliance.

“Even though the Gala is an important fundraiser for the Alliance and for Roane County, it is also one of the area’s premier events” said Roane Alliance Board Chair Dr. Chris Whaley, “and building off of last year’s record-setting event, we are once again planning a night to be remembered.  This event is also a night to celebrate the many successes of the year – I hope you will join us on this special night.”

The evening begins with a walk down the red carpet starting at 6 pm.  Enjoy a reception, silent and live auctions, live music by Chris Hennessee, a gourmet dinner, and dancing.

Sponsorships and tables of eight can be purchased and is not only a great way to support the Roane Alliance but also to promote your business – and the sooner you become a supporter the more promotions you will receive.  Individual tickets can also be purchased at $150/person.  Auction donations are another great way to promote your business.  Popular donations in the past have been specialty and gourmet baskets, spa and personal care certificates, restaurant or travel packages – just to name a few.
Tickets can now be purchased online at To become a Gala supporter through sponsorships, ticket purchases, or donations of auction items, call the Roane Alliance at 865-376-2093 or stop by at 1209 N. Kentucky Street, Kingston, Monday through Friday 8 am – 5pm.  October 10th is the deadline for being listed as a donor in the program so call soon. 
For more information and to view photos from past Galas, visit

The Roane Alliance is Roane County's economic development organization and consists of both public and private organizations, including the Roane County Chamber of Commerce, the Roane County Industrial Development Board, and the Roane County Visitors' Bureau. To learn more about how the Roane Alliance promotes economic development and seeks increased opportunities for all Roane County citizens, please visit

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