If you plan on taking part In the Hillsboro Area Health Foundation’s annual Valentine Gala, it’s no longer an event made for sweatpants and binge watching Netflix. After two years of Covid converting the 24-year-old event into a drive through fundraiser, the gala makes its return to The Event Center of Montgomery County February 11th. This year's in-person event will help raise funds essential to funding community health initiatives and programs, including education scholarships for much-needed positions at Hillsboro Area Hospital, such as RNs, CNAs, lab techs, dietary, x-ray techs and more. The Gala planning committee is still seeking sponsors and donors who would like to contribute items or baskets for the event's auctions and drawings. Tickets to the event are also available and are $75 per person for dinner, dessert, drinks and dancing. The theme for the 2023 Gala is 'Fire & Ice.' Contact Event Director Claire Eskew at (217) 898-5961 to sign up as a waiter, purchase tickets, volunteer, donate or secure a sponsorship. Or mail donations to Hillsboro Area Health Foundation, 1200 E Tremont St, Hillsboro, IL 62049.