Last year’s South Whidbey Schools Foundation Gala sold out, so why not get your tickets early and ensure your place at the table?

This year’s Gala Dinner will be held at Comforts on Whidbey Winery in Langley, Saturday, June 2 starting with a social hour at 5 p.m., exhibits from some of last year’s funded classroom projects, live music, a wine bar, appetizers, and a silent auction.

The theme this year is “empowering Hearts and Minds for the Future” and will feature guest speaker Charlene Ray, MSW, LICSW, who is a therapist, teacher, mindufulness facilitator and workshop facilitator for more than 26 years, and who is currently conducting mindfulness training with K-4th grade students and teachers.

Emcees Jim Freemand and Sue Frasue will conduct the evening’s auction of fabulous items and packages. Last year more than $20,000 was raised for classroom grants requested by teachers.

Enjoy a light-hearted evening of good fun, good friends and good food — all for a good cause.

Tickest are $75 and can be purchased here online by clicking this link: