Archive for Thursday, January 29, 2009

Chocolate Auction features few new twists this year

January 29, 2009

Although the Baldwin Community Arts Council’s annual Chocolate Auction will have its standard format for the most part, there are a few new touches this year for the 21st event, including a Valentine’s Dinner/Dance the night before.

The auction will be Sunday, Feb. 8, starting at 1 p.m. However, this year’s version will be at Stony Point Hall north of Baldwin City on North 600 Road near Vinland. As has become tradition, a community leader will be honored.

“We are honoring Tom Russell this year with the usual format,” said Myra Glover, who is heading up this year’s effort.

Russell has been a longtime member of the community, taught art at Baker University for decades and is an internationally known artist. The Signal will have a feature story on Russell in next week’s issue.

The biggest change in the format, however, is Valentine’s Dinner/Dance which will be Saturday, Feb. 7, with the dinner starting at 7 p.m. and the dance to follow. It’s also at Stony Point Hall.

The buffet menu is comprised of chicken marsala with mushroom sauce, herb crusted baron of beef, garlic mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables, gourmet roll and butter, chocolate dessert, drink with meal and signature Valentine drink. Cost is $25 for singles and $40 for couples. Tickets are available by calling (785)594-2225, Stony Point Hall, Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce office or from BCAC board members.

“Money raised this year will go towards the art scholarships for area high school students and promoting art education through BCAC sponsored programs for all ages,” said Glover.

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