MECC Foundation to honor the late Dr. Brownie and Barbara Polly at annual Hall of Honor Gala event

The Mountain Empire Community College Foundation will honor the late Dr. Brownie and Barbara Polly at the annual 2019 Hall of Honor Gala on Saturday evening, April 13, 2019. The gala theme is “Bowties and Broadway,” and proceeds from the event will benefit the Dr. Brownie and Barbara Polly Cultural Arts Fund at Mountain Empire Community College, supporting programming for the arts for students and the community.

The evening will begin with a reception in the Slemp Commons of Phillips-Taylor Hall at 6 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner in the Goodloe Center at 6:45 p.m. A short recognition program will follow dinner, and musical entertainment by mountain music artists and bands will follow. Musicians will include John and Mary Kay Wilson and guests.

Event sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact 276.523.2400 ext. 287 for more information.

Tickets to the Gala event are $75 each and may be purchased online. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

Tickets may also be purchased by mailing a donation to the MECC Foundation, 3441 Mountain Empire Road, Big Stone Gap, VA, 24219, Please make checks payable to MECC Foundation and indicate in the memo section of your check “Dr. Brownie and Barbara Polly Cultural Arts Fund”

If you have questions, or need additional information about the event, please contact the MECC Foundation Office at 276-523-7466, or e-mail Jeri Bledsoe at