LAKE CHARLES – The Sixth Annual Bishop’s Gala will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9 in the Lake Charles Civic Center from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.. Tickets are available to purchase in the parishes of the Diocese, at the diocesan Chancery (414 Iris Street), and on-line at the website of the Diocese of Lake Charles for this special event.
The Ronnie Renfrow Big Band will provide the night’s entertainment. Tickets are $125 per person or a table for 10 is available for $1,250. A number of special sponsorship opportunities are available as well - Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Crystal. Multiple numbers of each of these sponsorships will be offered. For information on them, call 337-439-7400, Ext. 220.
Doors open at 6 p.m. for a VIP social with general admittance at 6:30 p.m. The always anticipated silent auction will begin also at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at 9 p.m.
Proceeds netted from the event aid in the continuing evangelization efforts of the diocesan Offices of Communications, including the production of the Catholic Calendar – the print arm of diocesan communications, as well as the preparation and publication of the Catholic Calendar in the American Press, on the third Friday of each month with the exceptions of the month in which Easter falls and December, when the Catholic Calendar will appear on the first and third Friday. Additionally, funds realized from the Gala provide for the maintenance and updating of diocesan website – www.lcdiocese.org – and the broadcast of the 9:30 a.m. Mass each Sunday from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on two local radio stations – KLCL-AM 1470 and KJEF-AM 1260.
Renfrow, Houston's popular on-air personality at KQUE Radio for 21 years, will bring his "Ballads, Blues and Classic Swing, Too." He and his orchestra has performed in venues throughout the state of Texas and surrounding areas.
The band doesn't get trapped in any one style, performing your favorite dance music from their wide-ranging repertoire that plays to any age and taste with dynamic, visual impact and dramatic flair. This is swinging music, bound not by era or genre but by quality. On his radio show he plays everything from Frank Sinatra to Norah Jones, with knowledge about each song and singer, the backstories, Renfrow, on several occasions over the past decades, has won accolades from the radio community including being named “Best Radio Personality” by the Houston Press.