• February 23, 2017

Get tickets now for USO gala

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 4:30 am

Tickets are now on sale for the USO Fort Hood’s gala in September.

The theme of the second annual event is the Yellow Ribbon Benefit Gala, featuring Tony Orlando, singer of the 1970s hit, “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree.”

Similar to last year’s event, celebrity look-a likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Sylvester Stalone will greet guests as they arrive on a red carpet, said Robin Crouse, local USO director.

Tickets are $50 and include dinner, access to a silent auction and the evening’s entertainment, which also includes dancing to Motown, soul and dance hits, played by the Austin-based, 10-piece show band, Matchmaker.

“I’m very excited about this year’s gala,” Crouse said. “It’s going to be an evening to remember.”

All funds raised through the event stay in the greater Fort Hood area to support USO programs, such as United Through Reading. This program allows soldiers to be recorded reading a book to their children before deployment, and provides a DVD for the family.

Last year’s gala, featuring singer Wayne Newton, raised $18,000 and Crouse hopes this year’s event will match that. Tickets are on sale until two weeks prior to the event, but she recommends buying early. The 2012 gala sold out and no tickets are sold at the door.

The gala is at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center. Purchase tickets online at http://usoforthoodyellowribbongala.eventbrite.com.

Sponsorships and space in the silent auction are available. Call the USO for more information at 254-768-2770.

More Coverage

More about

More about

More about

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.

Day 1: On the ground in South Korea with Ironhorse soldiers
Posted: February 25, 2016

After 20 hours of travel, by plane and bus, I finally made it to Camp Casey, South Korea with the remainder of Fort Hood’s 1st Brigade Combat Team soldiers. For the next several days, I will be following the mission and daily lives of Ironhorse troopers as they begin a nine-month rotation in the land of the morning calm.

more »
Day 2 in South Korea: Snowflakes and readiness
Posted: February 25, 2016

Our second day in South Korea began early. But it was not as early as for some.

more »

Ft Hood Events

Military Videos