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202​1 Beneficiaries

Friends of Lucas County
Children's Services

BGSU Office of Multicultural Affairs

Spectrum of Findlay

Past Beneficiaries

2021 Gayla Sponsors

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Blue Level Sponsors

Red Level Sponsors

Green Level Sponsors

Event Timeline

  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm  -  1st Floor
    • Registration & Cocktail Reception
    • Complimentary Hors d'oeuvres
    • Centennial Room Entertainment by Matt Richardson, vocalist
    • Red Room Entertainment by Todd Schreiber, pianist
  • 5:30pm - 6:00pm  -  Centennial Room
    • Program, including Beneficiary Introduction, Founder's Award Recipient, and Prayer of St. Francis
  • 6:00 - 7:30  -  3rd Floor
    • Dinner
  • 7:30 - 10:00  -  1st Floor
    • Dessert & Coffee - Main Lobby
    • Music & Dancing by Decorative Sound in the Centennial Room
    • Photo Booth Live! by Grand Lubell Photography
    • 9:45pm Raffle Drawing

Event Information

  • Registration includes your pre-paid dinner selection, table assignment, name tag and boutonniere/corsage.
  • Coat check will be available in the Main Lobby.
  • Raffle tickets for the Booze Wagon by Georgjz419 and Beer Barrow by Casey's are sold at the event only.
  • Drink tickets are sold for use at the bars. The Toledo Club is a cash free facility, however, bartender gratuity is cash only. There is no ATM at the Club. $1 of every drink purchase comes back to Holiday with Heart.
  • There will be a wine selection available for purchase prior to the meal. The wine will be delivered to your table. $5 of every bottle purchase comes back to Holiday with Heart.
  • Bars will be closed during the program.
  • Proper attire (coat and tie for men) is required. Our event is semi-formal and the Toledo Club maintains a dress code; no denim, shorts, t-shirts, athletic apparel, ball caps, tennis shoes, etc.
  • Service animals are permitted, pets are not allowed. Thank you.


Photo Booth Live!

The Founder's Award

In 2010 the Holiday with Heart Charity Gayla committee established the Founder's Award. This award is presented annually at the Gayla to a person or organization that has made significant contributions to this charity and others in the Northwest Ohio LGBTQ+ community. 

The award was named the Founder's Award in honor of our three founders, Ed Hoffman, Dick Flock, and David Hindall. 


To Be Announced


Dick Flock

Founder, Holiday with Heart Charity Gayla


David Hindall

Founder, Holiday with Heart Charity Gayla


George Thompson

Owner, Georgjz 419 Bar


Dr. Joan Duggan

The University of Toledo Medical Center


Ed Hoffman

Founder, Holiday with Heart Charity Gayla


Twila Starr



Mary Jay

Toledo-Lucas County Health Department


Michael Miller

Editor, The Toledo Free Press


Doug Lamielle

The Flower Market


Terry Hymore

Owner, Ripcord Bar and Legends Bar