Helena Belles Gala in the Gardens is Sept. 12

The 2015-2016 Helena Belles will host the Gala in the Gardens event on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Park Crest in Hoover. (Contributed)

The 2015-2016 Helena Belles will host the Gala in the Gardens event on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Park Crest in Hoover. (Contributed)

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

HELENA–The Helena Belles will be hosting one of their biggest fundraising events on Saturday, Sept. 12 as the Belles host Gala in the Gardens.

Gala in the Gardens will be held at Park Crest in Hoover and tickets are $50 a piece. The event will be held from 7-11 p.m., and guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a masquerade themed event, dinner, dessert, a raffle, silent auction, music and more.

The Gala is an adult only evening and dress for the event is cocktail attire. Guests are encouraged to bring their favorite masquerade mask.

There will be two cash bars as well as large TVs for those interested in watching some of the college football action going on that evening.

Corporate tables can be purchased for $600 and includes a reserved table for eight, eight drink tickets, one two-hour used of five Helena Belles for a company or sponsor event, marketing on social media and everything else included at the Gala.

Guests will have the opportunity to mix and mingle while getting to know other Helena residents and officials.

The goal of the Gala in the Gardens is to raise funds for college scholarships.

The Helena Belles Scholarship fund was established in 2013 and in the first three years of the program, more than $14,000 has been raised in scholarship funds.

The ‘Helena Belles’ is a service organization, derived from the traditional Southern Belles in the South, that helps young women get involved in the Helena community, according to the Helena Belles website.

Exemplary young ladies who are in high school and residents of Helena are invited to apply to become a Helena Belle for their high school years.

The new 2015-2016 Helena Belles are Mary Margaret Getts, JoEllen Ward, Allison Watson, Emeline Thornton, Anna Grace McDonald, Meredith Byrd, Anna Lea Atkinson, Taylor Nicole Sharbel, Laine Ingram, Melanie Watson, Riley Bright, Lola Decroes, Maddie Hollon, Reilly Montgomery, Mary Gilmore, Avery Barnett, Elisabeth Hulbert and Barrett Bowling.

Guests can purchase tickets or become a sponsor by speaking with any Helena Belle or by visiting Helenabelles.com.