The 9th Annual MAC Gala – Another Success

The 9th Annual MAC Matters Gala was another wonderful evening for the Meade Activity Center.  Attendees from multiple states turned out for the annual MAC Gala, held in Brandenburg, KY on April 24th.  With a sellout crowd on-hand, Florida State University Head Football Coach Willie Taggart told his remarkable story of his youth, playing days, and the evolving nature of his coaching career. No topic was off limits, from football, to family, and even drowning his sorrows after a tough loss with the MC for the evening, Doug Reed.

Doug Reed conducted the evenings presentation which was unique since his daughter Julie has been on Coach Taggart’s Staff since his time with Western Kentucky University.  Over the past decade The Reed family has become close with Willie Taggart and his extended family.  They played a huge role in the success of the event, and the MAC owes them a debt of gratitude for providing our guest, and for assisting in the planning of the night’s festivities. Coach Taggart will join a list of decorated individuals who have attended as the guest of honor for this prestigious event.  The Wagner Family has provided previous guests of honor including Kenny Perry, Dan Rather, Don Henley, Michael Johnson, Monica Seles, Todd Wagner, Michael Johnson, and Chris Tucker. Early projections have this year’s gala yielding just under $30,000 to be utilized toward operations and financial scholarships for families in need toward programs and events.

Many thanks go out to Coach Willie Taggart and his staff at FSU for helping make this a successful venture.

The MAC would also like to once again thank the sponsors, guests, and volunteers who helped make this another wonderful evening.


Luxury Box Level

 Todd & Kari Wagner (Todd Wagner Foundation)

 Greg & Shirley Beavin (Meade County Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance)


Hardin Memorial Hospital

Rivertown Spirits

South Central Bank

The Lusk Group



Bluegrass Cellular, Brandenburg Telephone Company, Doug & Donna Reed,  Louisville Gas & Electric,  Meade County RECC, Monument Chemical, The Cecilian Bank, The First Tee of Louisville, Wesbanco