Snow arrived just in time this week as the West Virginia University Children’s Hospital Gala gets under way with the theme “It’s a Winter Wonderland.”

Organizers chose that theme to herald the return of the event to its original Valentine’s Day weekend time slot after it was held during the spring for the past two years.

Two years ago, the gala was presented in April to coincide with the opening of the new Morgantown Event Center at Waterfront Place, said Cheryl Jones, the director of WVU Children’s Hospital. Then last year, it was held in May.

“We got some feedback from customers and we really looked at the calendar at what is going on in May,” Jones said.

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