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Parkville Chamber gala is Jan. 23

The annual Parkville Area Chamber of Commerce Gala and Awards Banquet is Jan. 23 at Embassy Suites KCI Airport.

Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction followed by dinner at 7 p.m., a live auction and the annual chamber awards.

“It’s our largest money-raising effort for the year. We support local charities so this money will help support the charity we choose. Last year our charity was Feed Northland Kids and we will be announcing our new 2015 charity this year,” said Marsha VanDever, chamber executive director. “At least $3,500 will go to our charity of choice.”

Tickets are $60. Auction donations are still welcome. “If anyone has anything that will help us raise money we will be happy to come and pick it up,” she said.

Member awards which will be given include Best New Member, Best Community Partner Award and the GEM award for a member who has been very active in the community.

For information call 816-587-2700 or go to www.parkvillechamber.com.