The Balloon Glow Gala, sponsored by Harford Mutual, kicks off the balloon festival the evening of September 21 with a theme of “Over the Rainbow.” Eight hot-air balloons will be inflated and lighted and will “glow” (weather permitting) during the evening, illuminating the area around the gala.
Saxon’s Diamond Centers is donating a specially designed ruby ring (valued at $3,000) that will be given to the person who “purchases” the key that opens the vault in which it will be displayed that evening.
The gala features music, dancing, dinner and an open bar. Entertainment includes the band, “Bottle of Blues,” and popular magician Dick Steiner. A live auction features a sports package (four tickets each to a Ravens game and an Eagles game; Eagles tickets are in a hospitality suite); weeklong stays in condominiums in Florida and Myrtle Beach; a meal prepared by a local chef in the winner’s home (food and wine included); hot-air balloon ride for two; and a his-and-hers package featuring golf and spa activities.
Tickets cost $125 per person and must be reserved in advance by visiting www.sarc-maryland.org.