Gala 2021

October 23rd  is OCP’s Fifth Annual Gala, our main annual fundraiser. This year’s theme is “In Praise of Our Pandemic Heroes” to honor those whose service saw us through the COVID pandemic that took the lives of 600,000 people in the US and 4 million worldwide. These heroes include those that took care of us (first responders, healthcare providers, family and friends who nursed us back to health); those who developed, distributed and administered the life-saving vaccines (federal government, scientists, doctors, logistical agents, state and local departments of health and state and local governments); those whose generosity supported OCP during the pandemic, as we shifted to meet the needs of our community members in this unprecedented crisis, expanded our services and still kept our doors open; and human services and front line workers like social work, retail, and food service workers. We appreciate you and honor you!

We are really excited about the gala this year; we’re putting a new spin on a classic. At 5PM on Saturday October 23rd, we’re opening the doors at Parkview Mennonite Church. We’ll start with a live concert with local bands, followed by a dinner of canapes and savories at 6. We’ll have various tables setup with different themed food and an entire table for desserts. After a sumptuous dinner, we’ll have another concert of local bands at 7. 

While we encourage everyone to attend in person, we are sensitive to the concerns and needs of our community. All of our volunteers and staff are vaccinated and we will be following CDC protcols. We will be livestreaming the gala on our Facebook page and will be offering free delivery for dinner for those who choose not to attend in person! (Be on the lookout for an ordering page on our website; we’ll announce when it’s live!) 

So, if you want to support OCP, get a great meal, enjoy some local music and hear from community members how OCP, and your support of OCP, has impacted their lives, join us on October 23rd! Tickets are $75 and will be available for purchase below. Sign up for our newsletter or follow us on Facebook to stay posted!

To sponsor the event, kindly email our Administrative Director, Corey Chandler, at [email protected] or call us at 540-442-7727

To pre-order tickets, please visit