The official “Celebrate the Children” gala launch party, with Virgil Gibson, former lead singer of the world famous ‘Platters’, kicks off in Orange, Saturday, April 21, at 7:00 pm.

Join the gala and enjoy hearing Gibson sing songs like, ‘My Girl’, ‘The Great Pretender’, ‘Only You’, and many others.

Mr. Gibson will be performing at the gala, which will be held at the Orange VFW building, located at 5303 N. 16th Street. Fees benefit the Veterans of Foreign Wars, while ticket sales will benefit the International Children’s Art Network.

Also appearing at the gala, will be actor, Said Faraj whom played opposite of Matt Damon in the blockbuster hit, ‘Green Zone.’ Mr. Faraj was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors for International Children’s Art Network.

A reception will be held in the home of Cher Ferroggiaro and Stefan du Bois immediately following. Those interested in attending the reception should contact the organization at 409-454-4120, or by email at, or for more details.

Tickets are on sale and can be ordered online or by phone.