3rd Annual Harvest Gala

The Kearney Chamber of Commerce is excited to host the third annual HARVEST GALA on Thursday, September 28th, 2023, at Tobacco Barn Farm. This vintage black tie affair will showcase, celebrate, and recognize our Chamber businesses.

Featuring networking, open bar, dinner by Hoffman’s D’Creamery, Business Excellence Awards, Scholarship Dessert Dash, Comedian Rik Roberts, and so much more!

Reserve your tickets today: $50 per person, $400 for a table of eight.

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“Dressed up like a million-dollar trooperTrying hard to look like Gary Cooper (super-duper)If you’re blue, and you don’t know where to go toWhy don’t you go where fashion sits? Puttin’ on the ritz.”

You’ll look very smart in your VINTAGE (1930s-60s) attire! The 1930s are remembered for financial difficulties, but it was a decade that was very defining in fashion and style. Paris designers competed with the upcoming Hollywood scene to give fashion lovers innovative designs.

What made eveningwear formal in the early 1940s was the use of decoration. Sequins, applique and beads were not rationed or restricted and were used to embellish dress bodices, jackets and sweaters. They added sparkle while keeping costs down. 

In the 50s, though it became increasingly acceptable for women to wear slacks for some occasions, overall the fashion mood in the fifties leaned towards femininity and formality. This was especially true in eveningwear as the cocktail dress was introduced to the public.

When we think of the early 1960s, we think of the sophisticated style of Jackie O, Pan Am when Doris Day was still the style icon of choice for many women. This may well be the transition period from the exceptionally feminine 1950s fashions to the free styles of the swingin 60s – but it epitomises the elegance of our golden era of fashion and gives it the finale it deserves.

Dessert Dash is a fun way to get to know those at your table, raise money for Chamber scholarships, and compete with other area businesses at the same time. The table with the highest bid will get to dash to the desserts first and stake their claim to one of the many mouth-wateringly-delicious desserts on display at the Dessert Table. Donor/Sponsorships available.

Golden Harvest Sponsors

Bronzed Bounty Sponsors:

Corn Moon Sponsors:

Mums Bloom Sponsors:

Special Thanks to these Fabulous Committee Members!

Thank You to these 2023 Table Sponsors!

Thank You to these 2023 Desert Dash Sponsors!

Business Excellence Awards

These awards recognize outstanding business excellence demonstrated through an exhaustive process of peer nomination, evaluation and ultimately to be judged as a winner.

Business Excellence Awards will be presented and winners announced on September 28th at the Harvest Gala. All Award Nominees are invited to join us from 5:30-6PM on the 28th for a very special VIP Happy Hour with Sponsors and a special celebrity guest!

Congratulations to Our 2023 Winners!

Rising Star

Chamber Dedication

Biggest Community Impact

Citizen of the Year Bob Tate Memorial Award

Business of the Year

Available Sponsorship Opportunities

Golden Harvest Sponsor - $1000

Bronzed Bounty Sponsor - $550

Corn Moon Sponsor - $275

Mums Bloom Sponsor - $125

Dessert Dash Donor/Sponsor - $50

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