Lights of Life Gala snags ABC’s next heartthrob ‘Bachelor,’ Jake Pavelka, for auction
Wednesday, 04 November 2009 17:20 Bruce Alsobrook .User Rating: / 0
Jake Pavelka will be the next “Bachelor” when the hit ABC reality show returns to the air in January, but some lucky lady in Hopkins County will have had a chance to win his heart by then.
Jake Pavelka will be ABC’s next “Bachelor” when the hit show returns in January.
Pavelka, who also appeared on last summer’s “The Bachelorette,” will be the big ticket item in January during the silent auction at the Seventh Annual Lights of Life Gala, sponsored by the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation to support and improve health care in the area.
Health Care Foundation Director Jackie Thornton made the “BIG Announcement” during a meeting today of the Lights of Life Committee at the Memorial Medical Plaza building.
“What we will be offering at our Gala is ‘A Date with Jake, The Bachelor’
” Thornton announced to more than a few whoops. She said Aaron Evans and Eddie Deen, who oversee the catering at the gala, were able to get the agreement confirmed.
“We think that this will take our live auction up a notch, because the game plan is that we might be able to take some outside bidding before we ever get to the gala,” Thornton said.
Craig Roberts, who is co-chairman of this year’s Lights of Life campaign with his wife, Jennifer, said they are already working on the logistics of bidding before the gala.
“We’re working on it so that you’re going to be able to bid on it even if you don’t go to the gala,” he said. Thornton reminded the committee members that the date with Pavelka doesn’t have to be limited to a young, single girl
“This can be a fun girls’ night out. It doesn’t have to be a single person — the limo holds 10 people, hello!” Thornton said to laughter. “It could be a ladies group, or who’s to say a husband wouldn’t buy it for a special birthday for his wife?”
Thornton said Lights of Life Gala organizers are ecstatic.
“We think offering a ‘Date with Jake’ as one of our live auction items will create some competitive and exciting bidding among our guests,” she said.
Because the new season of “Bachelor” kicks off in mid-January, Pavelka hasn’t been able to confirm is he will attend the gala.
“However he was excited to make a donation to the gala when approached,” she added. “He’s really cute, he’s really a nice guy — he’s not one of these sleazy types,” Thornton said. “He’s a very nice young man.”