Photography by Solana Hawkenson & David Schenk / Schenk Photography
The 9th Annual Rutherford Society Gala was held on Saturday, January 16 at the Embassy Suites Conference Center at 7pm to thank Rutherford Society donors for their generosity. At the start of the event, co-chairs Vicki Easton and Emily Hunton were recognized for their service and gifted magnificent flower bouquets. Reverend Colin Ambrose then said grace before attendees enjoyed a beautiful dinner. The black tie event featured guest speaker Kirk Herbstreit, an ESPN College Gameday Analyst, and honored the 2016 Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation Award Recipients; Doctors Sherry and Russ Galloway were given The Dr. Liz Rhea Philanthropist of the Year Award, and Doctors Mary and Max Moss received the Physician Champion of the Year Award. Guests were invited to stay after the ceremony for a Late Party, where they would be treated with coffee, cordials, dessert, and prizes, and could dance well into the night.