October 31st, 2018
The Snow Ball Gala, a magical night of cocktails, live entertainment, dancing and gourmet cuisine will take place on Nov. 17 at the Omni Hotel. The gala, which is attended by more than 900 guests each year, benefits the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) at Norton Children’s Hospital. To learn more about the soiree we spoke with Norton Healthcare Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer Lynnie Meyer.
What to Expect
“The Snow Ball has evolved over time to be the must-attend event to kick off the holiday season. The black tie event features many different touches that make it a fantastic way to support Norton Children’s Hospital,” said Meyer. “When guests arrive, they’ll be greeted by the Louisville Ballet Snowflakes and Omni Louisville hospitality. Once they approach the junior ballroom, they’ll have the option to have a commemorative photo taken before sampling different bourbons at the Heaven Hill tasting bar or specialty cocktails – one of which is served on a snowflake ice luge.”
While enjoying passed hors d’oeuvres, guests can bid on upscale silent auction items that include luxury trips, jewelry, art, performances, dining, leisure activities and sporting events. Two raffles new to the event are for 12 bottles of upscale bourbon and 15 bottles of upscale wine. The bourbon includes Willett Pot Still Reserve, Angel’s Envy and Noah’s Hill, while the wine includes bottles of Patrick Javillier Savigny-les-Beaune Les Montchenevoy Blanc and La Crema Sonoma Pinot Noir, to name a few.
“Once in the ballroom, a five-course gourmet meal will feature a special winter wonderland-themed dessert,” Meyer explained. “Capping off the evening will be the raffle drawing for a Ramage Company-built home in Norton Commons and a BMW from BMW of Louisville, followed by dancing to Endless Summer Band. As guests depart, they’ll sip on hot chocolate or coffee and nibble cookies in the art gallery while listening to a jazz trio.”