Our Hospice virtual gala raises $39k for Jennings County work

Our Hospice of South Central Indiana says the virtual Lights, Camera, Royalty gala raised more than $39,000 to help the hospice efforts in Jennings County.

Jena Morgan was crowned the gala queen after raising the most of three Jennings High School contestants for the crown. Morgan has actually raised more than $10 thousand dollars over the past two years, as she was runner-up last year. Emily Lane was chosen as this year’s first runner-up and Macy Addis also raised funds for the charity.

The online event featured both a live segment and a pre-recorded video segment including a testimonial by Wanda Blair, daughter of a Hospice patient, a tribute to the 23 years of the Our Hospice Gala Queens, and a video in memory of long-time volunteer and founder of the Gala, Linda Lamb.

Silent and live auctions held via a mobile app were also a success, according to organizers.

Last year’s event was also a virtual event, but planning is underway for the 25th annual gala, which organizers hope can be held in person.

Photo: Jennings Gala Queen 2021 Kylee Boardman and 2022 Queen Jena Morgan. Submitted photo.