Second annual Bacon Street Gala to highlight retiring clinician

For the second year, Bacon Street Youth and Family Services will hold a fundraising gala celebrating young people's contributions to their community.

The 45-year-old organization helps adolescents and families with substance abuse. Last year's gala raised more than $43,000 for the organization, according to a Bacon Street news release.

The Feb. 26 event will honor Bob Coleman, who is retiring after nearly 40 years as a Bacon Street clinician, according to the release. The night will celebrate his legacy of helping thousands of young people through recovery.

"This is an evening for us as a community to give him a very special thank you for all that he has done and continues to do for the youth and families who live, work, and play in the Greater Williamsburg and Hampton Roads area," said Bacon Street Executive Director Kim Dellinger.

The fundraising portion comes in the form of a live and a silent auction, which include prizes such as a weekend getaway trip to Wintergreen or a stay at Hotel Hershey, according to a news release. The night will also feature live music from local students at the public schools and the College of William and Mary.

The biggest donor of the evening asked to remain anonymous, but other local businesses supporting the event include Compass Wealth Strategies, Chesapeake Bank, Mellette PC, Pinto Chiropractic and New Town Dental Arts.

Tickets are $75 for one and $140 for a couple, and the night kicks off at 6 p.m. at Kingsmill Resort's James River Ballroom.

Williams can be reached by phone at 757-345-2341.

Attending the Bacon Street Gala

Tickets: $75 for one person, $140 for a couple

Where to buy: visit baconstreet.org/events/gala/ or call 757-253-011

When is it: 6 p.m. Feb. 26

Where is it: James River Ballroom at Kingsmill Resort

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