A relaxing Sunday afternoon in support of the symphony

DOWNEY - Picture you, chatting with friends at an umbrella-shaded table. You stroll the lovely mature garden at the home of Downey residents as five very fun brass players fill the air with cool music.Colorful round tables for eight, pretty centerpieces. Wine, champagne and laughter flow. You're having a great time. Ah, and then dinner. A crisp, colorful salad, beef tri-tip steak with sauces (au juice and horseradish), nicely-seasoned hot veggies and a casserole of potatoes, cheese and sour cream that should have anthems composed in its praise. This Garden Party scene is brought to you by Downey's Symphony Board as a delightful fundraiser for the orchestra's 55th season, ta-da, and its Music in the Schools outreach program. The date is Sunday afternoon, Sept. 16, from 4-8 p.m., and includes a live auction of many goodies, from membership in the Downey YMCA to a vacation package in Las Vegas. Icing on the cake, literally, are 15 lusciously varied desserts, made by Symphony board members, to enjoy with coffee before you head home. Reservations for this happy event should be made by Sept. 7, and you can do that by phoning Joyce Sherwin at (562) 928-4122. Cost is $75, more than half of which is tax deductible, and you'll give yourself a memorable afternoon while supporting a fine cause. Hope to see you there!

********** Published: August 30, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 20