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Main Stay Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala planned

UNION – Main Stay Therapeutic Riding Program’s annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala will be from 5:30 to 11 p.m. May 3 at Donley’s Village Hall Banquets, 8512 S. Union Road, Union.

This year’s event, “Animal Tales,” will feature renowned storyteller Jim May along with dinner, auction, and special presentation by Main Stay students. Auction items include Blackhawks playoff tickets, custom jewelry by Studio 2015, and an in-home wine tasting with Andy Andresky of 1776 Restaurant.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Main Stay, a nonprofit organization in Richmond that provides equine and animal-assisted therapeutic activities to people with special needs. Main Stay encourages, enriches and empowers individuals through the therapeutic benefits of horses, animals and nature in an uplifting and nurturing setting.

For event tickets or sponsorship information, call 815-653-9374 or visit


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