The mission of AYADD Outreach Center is to raise the awareness of Adolescents and Young Adults with alcohol addiction, focusing primarily on those who drink and drive. This nonprofit organization helps young people through the struggles they face and also helps adults dealing with substance abuse, domestic violence and other problems.

Of course, in order to do their great work, they rely on help from the Central Texas community. One of the ways they raise funds is through their annual gala and this year's gala features some of Gospel music's biggest stars, local musicians and performance troupes.

The 2018 AYADD Outreach Annual Gala happens on May 5th at the Courtyard By Marriott Hotel in Killeen and it all kicks off at 6:00 PM. This formal event features a social hour followed by dinner and musical performances by Gospel stars Wes Morgan, Carolyn Traylor, John Lytch, Sandra Jones and Dana Holcomb with a dance performance by IHP (In His Presence).

Tickets are $60 and dinner is included in your ticket price. Tickets are on sale now at AYADD Outreach Center located at 1109 Dogwood Blvd. in Killeen or at Lil Touch Of Class Beauty Salon on 610 South Gray Street in Killeen. All proceeds are used to support AYADD Outreach to continue to raise awareness of underage drinking and driving.