Iowa 4-H Foundation Gala Is Feb. 25, 2012

AMES, Iowa – Iowans can make a positive impact for Iowa’s youth by attending the Iowa 4-H Foundation’s 3rd Annual Gala on Feb. 25, 2012, at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown.

Iowa 4-H Foundation GalaThe event runs from 6 to 11 p.m. and includes live entertainment by the band Freestyle, a plated dinner, cash bar, silent and live auctions, and a special 4-H program.

“The Iowa 4-H Foundation is excited to host this event and support the great work that the Iowa 4-H Youth Development program, staff, volunteers and especially youth are doing throughout the state,” said Shelly Greving, marketing director for the Iowa 4-H Foundation. “We look forward to entertaining some of Iowa’s most loyal 4-H supporters, business leaders and state leaders at this fun-filled evening.

Registration is preferred by Feb. 20, but will be accepted at the door, Greving said. Register online at

Rooms are available at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown to those wanting an overnight stay, Greving added. Call 800-514-4681 to make reservations and ask for the Iowa 4-H Foundation block of rooms.

Throughout the evening, attendees will have the opportunity to bid on auction items such as one-of-a-kind jewelry, date night packages, romantic vacations for two, dream vacations for the whole family and a southern-style Cyclone dinner with Peggy and Jeff Johnson, president of the Iowa State University Alumni Association, Greving noted.

“New for 2012, we will have a selection of exhibits donated by 4-H youth and will be auctioning those off as well,” said Gala chair Michelle King.

“Attending the gala is a great way to beat those winter blues and invest in the future of our state,” Greving said. “Dress up in your best attire and enjoy an evening out with wonderful entertainment and fine dining.”

Funds from the gala benefit the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development program.