The editor:

We would like to take a moment to extend a thank you to all our family, friends, and community for their support. Thank you for buying tickets, attending our 25th Anniversary Gala, as well as bidding on our silent and our annual online auctions. Our success would not be possible without each and every one of you!

We had an amazing, heartfelt, and compassionate evening celebrating survivors of intimate partner violence. Every dollar raised will stay in our service region to help survivors and their children.

DOVES of Gateway would like to thank sponsors and individuals that made all of our events a great success. We would like to give a special thank you to Kata Welsh, St. Claire Catering, Mike Montes, Ryan Perkins, Tracy Williams, The Woodsheep, Martina Wagoner, Jacob Wagoner, Megan Coldiron, Morehead Conference Center, and Callie Perkins.

We would also like to congratulate our award winners, Kevin Roberts-Junior Advocate Award, Dennie Murphy and Friends-Community Leadership Award and Brenda Jones-Lifetime Advocate Award.

Our sponsors for this special event include Prickly Pear Soap Co. St. Claire Gift Shop, Pamela McGlone, Elite Island Resorts, Paul and Jackie Cooper, Judge Willie and Deanna Roberts, Total Wines and More, Wright's Garage, Bypass Pawn, Hot Rods, Hoedown in the Hollar, Walt Disney World, Larry Fannin, Mary Coffee, Sterling Health Solutions, Broken Door Games, First National Bank of Grayson, Laura White-Brown, Ray White, Matt Sparks, Townsend Financial Planning, Don Hall, WellCare, US Bank, Whitaker Bank, Morehead Credit Union, Dr. Randy Steele, Kim Barker-Tabor, Melissa Powers, Jamey Jessee, People Bank of Kentucky,  Kentucky Bank, Sign Details Inc., Cintas, Gateway Plumbing, Woodforest Bank, CE Adkins and Sons, Print and Pixel, Kata Welsh Photography, Tim Short Auto, Better Life Church, Good Shepard Printing, American Business Systems, American Stave/ Morehead Wood Products, SRG, and Saint Claire Medical Center.

Organizations and donors that sponsored an item(s) to our annual online auction: St. Claire Gift Shop, Melissa Justice, Kelli Petronella, Disney Word, Lexington Legends, Joe Bolognas, Callaway Holiday World, Kata Welsh, American Girl, Brenda Jones, Chick-fil-a, Bluegrass Hospitality Group, City BBQ, Chuy's, Representative Rocky Adkins, Bypass Bait and Tackle, Jodi Picoult, Timothy Joe Lewis, Gary Peyton, Chrissy Perkins, Frederick and May Lumber Co., Dale Earnhardt Jr., Elite Island Resorts, Rowan County Public Library, Royia Manley, The Pisa Place, Dairy Queen-West Liberty, Home Vinyl Shop, Istyle, Kayla Brown, Coffee Tree/Fuzzy Duck, MSU Bookstore, Badger Certified Organic, Santana's fine Diamonds, The Farmer's Wife Boutique, Shoe Sensation, Kim's Korner, Ole Seasons Shoppe, Wilderness at the Smokies, Ripley's Aquarium, KY Derby Museum, The Frazier History Museum, Louisville Slugger Museum, Mark's Feed Store, A&W, Panera Brad, Keeneland, Holbrook Embroidery, Ale-8, Ruth Hunt Candies, Broken Tree Woodworks, Meanie Jarvis, Cave Run Marinas, First Street Liquors, Tasha Walden, One Stop Body shop, Healthy Human, Small Town Charm, Patty and Jim Skaggs, Bluegrass Pawn-Mt Sterling, Adorned by Stephanie, KaeLynne's Boutique, Cave Run Lake Kayaking Adventures, Misty Skaggs, Joyce Skaggs, Bonita Parsons, KY Lottery, The Head Quarter's, Loretta Justice, Salona and Spa, Embroidery Unlimited, Sassy's Salon and Spa, Ann and Rena's Hair Salon, Holbrook Drug Pharmacy, Marty Smith Jones, Total Care Pharmacy of Morehead, Bill and Casey Breeze, Debbie Macomber, Primitive Homestead, Creative Touch, MSU Alumni, Katherine Skaggs, Angela Rayburn, Jennifer Patton, Lytishia Hutchinson, The Optimist Club of Morehead, PaintStarz, Big 4 Lumber Ace Hardware, David Campbell, All that Bloomz, Bailey Blessings, Olive Hill Soap Co., Christy Adams, Joey and Ashley Spencer, Blackburn Prison KCI, Caskey's, Heatwaves, Allison Jackson, Shop Local KY, Wildcat Wearhouse, Wright's Garage, Courtney Barnett Photography, Tease it Up, LJS, IGA, Penn Station, Jimmy John's, KFC, Sonic, Wendy's, Lee's, Fazoli's, Taco Bell, Band Monster Fitness, Expressions Salon, Silas House, Wheel of Fortune, MSU Space Science Center, Rafting in the Smokies, Ober Gatlinburg, Alcatraz East Crime Museum, Southern Charm, Eastern KY Dept of Athletics, KY Horse Park, National Corvette Museum, COSI, Downtown BP, Perfect North Slopes, Louisville Mega Caverns, The Cheesecake Factory, Hilton Downtown Lexington, Dashboard Stereo, Sunshine World, The Florida Aquarium, Erica Stacy Stegman, AMC Theatres, Sky Zone, Malibu Jacks, Steve Madden, Tracey Hagan, Leggett and Platt, Walmart of Morehead, Curlee Birdees, Not Just Vintage, Jackie and Paul Cooper, Total Care Pharmacy of Flemingsburg, Icee Hut, Blessed Mama Boutique, Whitaker Bank, Rebecca Miller Campbell Designs, Family Discount Drugs, Two Pink Balloons, Little Light of Mine, Tito's Vodka, Bombshells, Radiance Tanning Salon, Shear Obsession 2, The Cutting Edge Salon, Morehead Cinema, Root A Bakers, Mr. Gatti's, Dairy Queen-Morehead, Thompson Tractor and Equipment Sales, Kroger, The Boot Ranch, Bob and Michelle Withrow, Prickly Pear Soap Co., All Occasions, Buffalo Wild Wings, Anything Goes Traveling Boutique, PHI, Lagunita's Brewing Co., Mike Abner, and NOC.

We had over 140 packages and items for this year's auction. Our online auction was very successful and raised over $8,000.

DOVES board of directors, staff and residents wants to extend a heartfelt appreciation for our community’s support.