The 8th annual Holiday Giving Gala hosted by CLP Financial Group was held at the Westin-Town Center in Virginia Beach. The family-owned Chesapeake-based business is headed by its founder Leonard Parson and his daughter, Dr. Kyleah Parson, who serves as V-P.
The financial services firm uses the grand dinner occasion to thank its clients and to show support for and raise funds for two local charities, the Southside Boys and Girls Club and the U.S. Marine Toys for Tots.
This year, musical entertainment was provided by the Mosaic Steel Orchestra. A special performance by comedian Cletus Kassdy, a visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus, and prize drawings kept the event lively.
Bonita Billingsley-Harris assisted Dr. Parson as Emcee.
Over the years, CLP has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to local charities as part of its giving back to the community policy.