Patriotic fundraiser benefits symphony

DOWNEY - Downey Symphony Guild's Katy Hare and her patriotic board are busily preparing for their annual gala, "Celebrating American Freedom."The "fun-raiser" will be held at the Woman's Club of Downey on Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. to benefit Music in the Schools and the outstanding Downey Symphony Orchestra. Besides the delectable meal being planned, guests should be prepared to be astounded and amazed at the artistry of Allen Oshira, a performing member of the famous Magic Castle. His acts, "Illusions by Allen," includes astonishing slight of hand, fun and comedy for all ages. Children will be enchanted with this man's outstanding, well-polished performance. The community is invited to share in this unusual evening by sending their reservations by Feb. 19 at $65 per person and $10 for children under 12 to Downey Symphony Guild, 9700 Garnish Dr., Downey, CA 90240. For more information, call (562) 869-2120. ********** Published: February 13, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 43