Galloway to speak at HMS dinner and auction Feb. 4

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

HELENA–The Helena Middle School band will hold their ninth annual dinner and auction at the first of February, and this year a special guest will be in attendance.

The dinner and live auction event will be Saturday, Feb. 4 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Helena Middle School cafeteria.

The night will be filled with music, dinner, a silent and live auction and Noah Galloway will serve as the guest emcee.

A ticket to the event costs $15 per person, and the ticket will include admission to the auction, dinner, dessert and a drink.

Entertainment will be provided by the HMS Jazz Band and attendees will have a chance to listen to Galloway.

Galloway is a Shelby County resident and a well-known former U.S. Army sergeant.

On Dec. 19, 2005, Galloway was serving in the 1st of the 502nd Infantry of the Army’s 101st Airborne Division, and was driving an armored Humvee near Baghdad, Iraq, when the vehicle hit a tripwire for an improvised explosive device.

The resulting explosion threw the 9,000-pound Humvee through the air and knocked Galloway unconscious. When he awoke five days later, he was missing portions of his left arm and leg.

After recovery and regaining his fitness, Galloway appeared on the cover of Men’s Health magazine and finished in third place on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” in 2015.

Tickets for the dinner and auction will be available at the door on Feb. 4.