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Tickets on sale for Sept. 25 Diamonds & Denim fundraiser

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Break out your best denim and dancing shoes.

Tickets are on sale for the Sept. 25 Diamonds & Denim, a gala that includes food, entertainment and a drawing for a diamond. The event is the largest annual benefit for the South Florida Baptist Hospital Foundation.

Foundation Executive Director Jana Butler hopes Diamonds & Denim raises $100,000. She expects about 600 guests.

The gala will be from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Florida Strawberry Festival’s expo hall.

Besides a catered meal and entertainment including live music, there will be silent and live auctions of such gifts as a patio set and a week’s stay in vacation homes in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and the beach.

About $1 million has been raised by Diamonds & Denim since it was started in 1997.

Tickets are $60 per person; advance reservations are required. There will be no ticket sales at the door.

For details, call the foundation at (813) 757-8478.

The foundation was established in 1995 to provide philanthropic support to South Florida Baptist Hospital.

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