The Heart of the Community Gala is returning the Boulder City Friday to benefit the Boulder City Hospital's foundation.
This year's honoree will be former Boulder City Mayor Bob Ferraro. He is receiving the award for inspirational and devoted service to the community.
The gala is from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Boulder Creek Golf Course, 1501 Veterans Memorial Drive. Like in years past, the event is sold out.
The hospital recently received $13.9 million in federal loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture plus another $2.4 million loan from a private company to expand. The expansion will include a larger emergency room and an updated surgical center.