2014 Gala

Prestwick Country Club, Woodbury, MN.
June 21, 2014

Two years ago, HORA’s first Gala was more than a dream come to reality for our community! 100% of the funds raised were used in HORA internships benefiting the local youth. Ultimately, the event served as a springboard for revitalizing a stronger-than-ever local Romanian-American community with a Twin Cities history of more than a century and inclusive of all its generations, religions and many common future aspirations.


  • Awards recognizing excellence in the community service
  • Exclusive performance of Codrut Barsan, renowned Romanian-American Artist and Composer
  • Hors d’oeuvres, sit-down dinner, beverages, deserts and DJ music to dance the night away

Award Winners

HORA Grand Prize for Romanian Traditions Promotion Excellence
St. Mary and St. Stefan Romanian Church Ladies Auxiliaries of St. Paul, MN in recognition of century-old spiritual and physical nurturing of Romanians of Minnesota.

Ilie Motu Community Service Award
Mrs. Vicki Albu, in recognition of lifelong dedication to the Romanian community and its roots in the Twin Cities. (This award is named in honor of Fr. Ilie Motu, in recognition of the 50+ years of love and service to Romanians in Minnesota.)

Monica O’Kane Community Service Award
Mr. Alexsi Currier, for decades of love and support to the Romanian people. (This award is named in honor of Mrs. Monica O’Kane, in recognition of the love shown toward the orphaned children of Romania.)

Gala Photographs

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