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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Socially speaking

As winter turns to spring we are receiving press releases on enticing social events that nonprofits are putting together to raise money.

Shreveport Little Theater Guild "Night of the Stars," a major spring gala, will be held Feb. 24 at Superior Steakhouse.

They are calling Pat Reynolds "Producer." Translated: He is underwriting this social production.

The proceeds give meaningful bucks to complete the backstage area, work that starts in just a few months, said Robert Darrow, Shreveport Little Theatre’s managing/artistic director.

"Although SLT received state funding for construction of the new backstage area, it is our benefactors who make this dream possible. State funding ... is restricted to bricks and mortar and does not cover the cost of construction. Capital secured thus far will get us the ‘shell’ of the backstage structure and we will complete the interior as funding allows," said Darrow.

Organizers promise an array of glittery items for silent and live auctions. One peek: A week’s stay in a ski condo in Crested Butte that sleeps 12, with four bedrooms and three baths. (Now, wouldn’t that be wonderful!)

Libby Gleason is chairwoman and Valerie Taylor, co-chair. Guild chief is Linda Pedro.

..."Stranded in Time," the Strand Theatre’s every-other-year fund-raiser will be held Sept. 14, said Andrea Arnold, in a press release.
Theme: "World Carnivale."

It is a Mardi Gras themed-event with a different twist, said Strand executive director Danny Fogger.

There will be live and silent auctions and special tours of the underground portions of the building — tons of fun last time around.

"Our auction will be quite extensive and feature something for everyone," promised Fogger.


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