Goodwill of Middle Georgia gala to benefit scholarship program

Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia is celebrating its diamond anniversary with a gala this week.

The Goodwill gala will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Anderson Conference Center at 5171 Eisenhower Parkway. Individual tickets are $125. For more information, go to

The theme is New York City, and sections of the building will be set up with various eating and shopping venues to resemble New York neighborhoods, such as Little Italy, Chinatown and Harlem, said President and CEO Jim Stiff.

Instructors and students from Goodwill’s culinary program will cater the event. Proceeds will benefit scholarship funds for Goodwill’s Helms College students, Stiff said.