By: Sarah Mitschke | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2007
The Arts and Humanities Council of Owasso excitedly awaits A Sweet Southern Night, the Fourth Annual Timmy and Cindy Gala. The event is held yearly to create awareness of the council among Owasso residents and generate money for its various projects taken on throughout the year.
This year’s “friendraiser” will be held Saturday, May 19, at Old Central, 109 N. Birch, in Owasso. Stacy Spriggs, treasurer of the Arts and Humanities Council of Owasso, says, “We call the gala a ‘friendraiser’ because we want to give Owasso residents the opportunity to dress up, get out of the house and meet new people.”
As the organization’s most important fundraiser of the year, the gala event allows the Arts and Humanities Council of Owasso to develop an appreciation of art throughout the community. With the funds generated by the gala, the council will be able to continue offering activities for Owasso residents to learn about and enjoy the arts. Such activities include providing art supplies to the Owasso Head Start Program, sponsoring two two-week summer arts programs for children in kindergarten through fourth grade and producing four free concerts during the summer as part of the Art in the Park series. The council also strives to help as much as possible with music and arts programs in local schools.
A Sweet Southern Night is sure to be enjoyable for all attendees. Guests are invited to begin the evening with a social hour from 6 to 7 p.m. Just Catering by Orr will provide dinner at 7 p.m., and a live auction will follow, featuring Southern Hills Country Club golf packages, services from the Woodhouse Spa, American Airlines tickets, flowers for a year from Art in Bloom, as well as a VIP dinner and limo night for two. Larry B, the entertainer who performed at the Art and Humanities Council of Owasso’s murder mystery event last fall, will provide live music for dancing throughout the night. A silent auction with gifts from local merchants will also take place, beginning at 6 p.m. and ending after the live auction.
Treasurer of the Arts and Humanities Council of Owasso Stacy Spriggs encourages Owasso residents to mix and mingle while benefiting the community at the Fourth Annual Timmy and Cindy Gala.
Individual tickets for the Timmy and Cindy Gala can be purchased for $75 by calling the Arts and Humanities Council of Owasso President Kristi Leverenz at (918) 408-0809. Tax-deductible table sponsorships, available for $1,000, $1,500 or $2,000, reserve full tables for large groups or businesses. Time is still available for local businesses to donate silent auction items, as well.
Support the continuation of art education programs and cultural entertainment in Owasso by participating in a night of good food, friends, fun and dancing. Call Kristi Leverenz for ticket sales, more information or donation of silent auction items.
President Kristi Leverenz