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Cedar LakeCedar Lake, the region’s largest non-profit care provider for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will host its 26th Annual Gala, presented by Commonwealth Bank & Trust, at Marriott Louisville East on Saturday, November 15th from 6:00pm-10:00pm. The black-tie optional affair is themed “Live, Laugh, Love” and will include a dual-entree dinner, silent and live auctions, and entertainment by Jeff Allen, star of Comedy Central specials. Tickets are $175 per person and can be purchased at or by calling 502.495.4942.

The evening will be emceed and auctioneered by Sherry Truhlar, who will start off the evening by leading the attendees in a “Heads or Tail” ice breaker game, where the last person standing will win $300.00 in gift cards to local eateries and shopping establishments.

A new feature of this year’s Gala is “the bourbon pull,” a $50.00 chance to win a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle’s 15-year bourbon.

The Gala’s silent auction is comprised of 100 items and includes such premium items as a Galt House overnight package, a signed bottle of Pappy Van Winkle’s 10-year bourbon and several get-away vacations. Online bidding for the 100 items will be available on Cedar Lake’s website beginning November 7th, 2014. To view the items or place a bid, visit

All proceeds from the Gala will support the organization’s Indigent Care Endowment, which ensures that all Cedar Lake residents have a life of abundant possibilities despite the lack of government funding or who have no family to support those needs.

Cedar Lake operates in Jefferson, Oldham and Henry counties, has 38 properties, and supports 260 people with a staff of 430. Supports range from 24/7 support for the most medically fragile, to intermittent support for those who live independently. For more information about Cedar Lake, call (502) 495-4946 or go to