Cindy Hillger to emcee gala

Gala 2013

Rev. Cindy Hillger of St. Martin’s by-the-Lake Episcopal Church, Minnetonka Beach, Minn. will emcee the Imara International holiday gala program, December 7 at Rush Creek Golf Club in Maple Grove, Minn. Twin Cities residents may remember the Rev. Hillger from her days as an on-air personality at WCCO-TV Channel 4. She is now a deacon at St. Martin’s by-the-Lake, whose members are supporters of Imara International and its mission.

Rev. Cindy Hillger (photo: submitted)

The fundraiser, “Faces of Imara — Moving Toward Our Future,” will again feature a silent auction of a wide variety of donated gift baskets, an African giving tree, a pre-dinner African tasting table, choice of three dinner entrees, and more. Executive Director Carol Erickson will return from Kenya to recap the year at Imara House. Board chairman Larry Welliver will provide an update of the Imara Village capital project.

Tickets for the third annual gala are now on sale from Imara International board members, volunteers, and the Eventbrite website at