Celebrate Iowa Gala

Nonprofit: Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs (proceeds benefit the Iowa Historical Foundation)

Date: December 12, 2014

Venue: State Historical Building

Main Attraction:

  • Honorary Chairs: Governor Terry Branstad and First Lady Chris Branstad
  • Guest of Honor: Legendary Hollywood producer Mr. Norman Lear, celebrating the 45th Anniversary of his Iowa-filmed movie Cold Turkey
  • Featured Museum Exhibits: Hollywood in the Heartland, Making Art Public

Music: Special Performance of The Jeffersons theme song to honor Norman Lear by Revival Center Church Choir, also music by 45 RPM Quartet, Jive for Five, Bob Dorr & The Blue Band

Entertainment: Donna Reed Impersonator, Academy Award living statue, “American Gothic” living statues

Bottom Line: $163,450

Photographer: Kesling Photography

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