MSSLC gala an evening filled with fun

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Ann Harder, KXXV-TV Waco news anchor, was the keynote entertainer at Saturday’s gala fundraiser of the Mexia State Supported Living Center Volunteer Council, held at the Christian Life Center of First Baptist Church, Mexia. Harder sang standards from movies including “Almost Like Being in Love” and ‘What a Wonderful World.” Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

Hundreds of friends and supporters of the Mexia State Supported Living Center Volunteer Council filled the Christian Life Center of First Baptist Church, Mexia Saturday evening for the Council’s annual gala fundraiser.

The theme of the event was “Hollywood Nights,” with some dressed as if they had just stepped off the red carpet at the Oscar ceremony. Others were dressed a little more Texas-style, in their boots, starched shirt and best jeans or more casual wear.

Attendees actually did walk a red carpet as they entered the building, and young “fans” asked for their autographs or “clicked” an imaginary photograph as they passed by.

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