The CRA's annual gala, the Gib Kittredge Auction and Award Ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, April 1, at The Stationery Factory, 63 Flansburg Ave.

All auction proceeds benefit Community Recreation Association and Dalton Youth Center programs. The event is free and open to the public.

Doors open at 6 p.m., with light appetizers and cash bar available, an opportunity to preview the auction items and place silent auction bids while enjoying music by Dan Hamilton.

The awards program will begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by the live auction at 8 p.m.

The Norman "Pop" Smith Youth of the Year Awards will be presented to Jessie Downer and Matt Schneider; W. Murray Crane Community Service Award to Rob Kowalczyk, and Gib Kittredge Volunteer Award to Peter Horth.

Information: CRA at 413-684-0260 or