The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano presents the 2016 Valentine Gala on Saturday, February 13 at the Marriot Legacy Town Center in The Shops at Legacy.

The Valentine Gala is the signature fundraising event for the Plano Symphony Orchestra (PSO) with $75 of each ticket going to the organization. This black tie optional event starts at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour and silent auction, and then at 7 p.m. the night will continue with dinner and a live auction; a cash bar will be available throughout the evening. The auctioneer will be Phillip Pierceall of Swing City Auction Company.

A night of dancing and fun while raising valuable funding to the local orchestra and its programs sounds like a win-win. PSO is a nonprofit solely supported by this event, generous sponsors, individuals and grants. An example of a program that is dependent on the funding received by PSO is the education concert program offered to the area’s public schools.

A draw prize is also available for anyone, even if not attending the event. The drawing will be held at the gala, but presence is not necessary to win. Tickets are 1 for $20, 4 for $50 or 10 for $100. Call PSO at 972.473.7262 or purchase the night of the gala. See potential prize winnings below.

Grand Prize: Winner gets their choice of (1) of the following trips

All packages below include airfare for two

  • Wine Maker for a Day
    3 Nights at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn
    Raymond Vineyards Wine Making Experience with Chauffered Towncar
  • Astronaut Training Experience
    Astronaut Training Experience Program for 2
    Lunch With a NASA Astronaut for 2
    Kennedy Space Center Admission for 2
    Guided Tour of either Discover Kennedy Space Center or Cape Canaveral for 2
  • French Quarter Extravaganza
    3 Nights at Hyatt French Quarter New Orleans
    Dinner at John Besh’s August
    VIP Seating for 2 at Preservation Hall Jazz Band performance
  • Exotic Driving Adventure
    Red Rock Exotic Driving Experience for One Driver
    One Guest Passenger
    3 Night Stay at a Las Vegas Four Star Hotel on the Strip

Second Prize

  • Marriott Stay-cation Package:
    A weekend-night stay at the Marriott at Legacy Town Center including Breakfast
    $500 Shops at Legacy Gift Card.


When: Saturday, February 13, 6 p.m.

Where: Marriott at Legacy Town Center, 7120 Dallas Pkwy., Plano, Texas 75024

Cost: $175 per ticket. For information or to make reservations for the 2016 Valentine Gala, call the PSO at 972.473.7262 or visit

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Colbea Smith

Colbea Smith is a young professional who grew up in Plano and loves the community she will always consider “home”. She is a proud alumna of Texas State University – Go Bobcats! – who spent most...