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Two Ways to Participate Remotely in the Sold-Out Gal

Two Ways to Participate Remotely in the Sold-Out Gal
  • PublishedJanuary 16, 2024

Sulphur Springs, Texas – Though every seat in the ballroom may be spoken for at the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation’s Gala, you can still get in on the fun by purchasing a 100 for $100 ticket or tickets and by bidding on silent auction items.

100 for $100 tickets allow you a 1 in 100 chance of winning one of 9 live auction items BEFORE the bidding begins. These tickets may be purchased online at After you make your purchase, someone will contact you to find out which of the nine items you would like to win if your ticket is drawn. The drawing takes place live, on stage at the Gala, but you do not have to be present to win.

Items you may select from are listed on the Foundation’s Facebook page. Details of these items can be found on the GiveSmart page listed above. They include a trip to Santa Fe package, dinner at Festive Kitchen, Montana fly fishing trip package, golf getaway package to Lufkin, Tempur-Breeze bed and base, Broken Bow getaway package, Henry Golden Boy youth rifle, lady’s luxury package, and a private Sulphur Springs history tour. These tickets go fast, so if you want one, you need to get it now!

The other way to participate is by remotely bidding on silent auction items at All the silent auction items available at the Gala are also available to bid on starting Monday, January 22 through the close of the bidding which is Saturday, January 27 at 10:45 pm. Bidding is similar to eBay in that a max bid may be set and the software will bid for you up to that amount. The software also sends outbid notices to bidders.

If you haven’t shopped the silent auction items, then check out the website. There is a wonderful array of experiences and items which encompass offerings for children, families, men, and women. There is surely something you will want to win!

With a goal to net $250,000 which will be donated to the multi-million-dollar expansion of the surgical services wing of CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs, the night has an aggressive agenda. Though the evening is entertaining, it is also purposeful. From the comfort of having local colonoscopies, cataract surgery, and knee replacements to life-saving emergency surgeries such as gallbladder removal, appendix removal, etc., our growing community needs a larger facility.

The Foundation, now in its 27th year of existence, is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Gifts of cash, life insurance, bequests, and other planned gifts are all welcome. No gift is too small to make a difference in local healthcare.


Photo: The 2023 Gala ballroom was being prepared for the 500 guests expected later that night. This year even more participants will get to enjoy the night. To purchase a 100 for $100 ticket or preview the Silent Auction items, visit

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Chloe Kopal

Chloe Kopal was born and raised in Sulphur Springs, Texas. She attended Sulphur Springs High School for 4 years and graduated in 2021. She was also a line member for the Blue Blazes Drill Team for 3 years. Chloe is the Digital Content Creator for Front Porch News. Her love for our community shows through her work. She is very passionate about photography and has been ever since the first time she picked up a camera many years ago.