By: AJ Conner
Today marks the 16th annual Piccadilly Gala. The event is sponsored by St. Luke’s Hospital, Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street, John Knox Village, and a couple stores in Downtown area. While tickets are already sold out, the “Piccadillian” ladies in attendance can count on a good time. Doors to the gala open at 6 p.m. at John Knox Pavilion. This is no fast-talking, car-themed auction event, either. The gala consists of a cash bar, a silent auction, a catered buffet dinner, and a huge Piccadilly auction. This year, a signed Patrick Mahomes jersey stands out among the items, and last year’s auction boasted a helmet signed by Eric Berry. Proceeds from the Gala will go to revitalizing Downtown Lee’s Summit, which won the Great American Main Street Award in 2010. The theme for this year is Denim and Diamonds, so expect to see some dazzling denim today!