Irish fundraiser to benefit Music in the Schools

DOWNEY - Everything Irish will be the theme of Downey Symphony Guild's pre-St. Patrick's Day Gala on March 12, 6 p.m., at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Downey.Even Downey Symphonic Society board member Mary Steven's two Irish wolfhounds have been part of the preparation. These gentle giants, Oscar & Harriet, happily posed for photos recently with Guild board members Marie Eckstrom, Katie Hare and Joyce Sherwin. A delectable dinner menu is being planned for the event, as well as silent and live auctions of treasures. To set feet tapping with their infectious rhythms, entertainment will feature a group of musicians: When Pigs Fly. This group has entertained at most Downey's service clubs, and was featured monthly at the Nordic Fox restaurant. Among their instruments are the Irish frame drum, hammered dulcimers, guitar, mandolin and fiddle. Their Celtic costumes are reminiscent of 1850 Ireland. The Downey Symphony Guild ways and means vice president, Katie Hare, along with her board of leprechauns, are hard at work to assure the success of this annual effort to benefit the Music in the Schools program, as well as the Downey Symphony Orchestra. Cost for the evening's dinner and entertainment -- $70 per person -- a portion of which is tax deductible. Please make checks payable to Downey Symphony Guild; mail to 9700 Garnish Drive, Downey, CA 90240. For additional information, please call 562-861-8507.

********** Published: February 26, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 45