Donationsneeded for arts & jazz benefit

Published on Thu, Jan 13, 2005
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Donations needed for arts & jazz benefit

Arts & Jazz, the annual benefit auction and dance held to support Blaine middle and high school musicians and artists, is set for the last Saturday of the month, January 29, from 7 to 11 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.
The tightly-packed evening, including four hours of artistic and musical variety, a dance and both silent and live auctions, raises money to provide scholarships, equipment and travel subsidies for students from grade seven through their senior year. This year’s dance and decoration theme is “Dock of the Bay.”

Dorita Gray is coordinating donations this year and asks that people who have an auction item to donate call her directly at 380-1634 for further instructions. “Time is short this year,” Gray said, “and we need to have everything in by January 21. If you’ve got something, call me soon, by this weekend if you can.”

Already in the pot for auctioneer Gary Tomsic to skillfully shill are a night for two at the Willows Inn B&B on Lummi Island and also at the Smuggler’s Inn in Blaine. “We also have three Lyle Lovett CDs,” Gray said, “and because we have a Blaine middle school mom who knows Lovett’s mother in Texas, they’re personally autographed.”

The evening features performances by Blaine high school’s Jazz Band and Chamber Choir, and displays of student art. Student artists will also sketch your favorite face, yours or someone else’s who is in attendance, for a modest fee. Admission is $5 which includes beverages and hors d’oeuvres.

For more information contact Gray at 380-1634.