Get fancy — Kenworthy’s Gala to house food, no-host bar, stage show, silent auction
The fifth annual Kenworthy Performing Arts Center Gala will celebrate theater, music, Moscow and the Palouse, according to a press release.
The gala will be on Sept. 27. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the festivities will begin at 7 p.m.
“The goal for the event is to raise $10,000,” said Christine Cavanaugh, gala executive director. “This has been the goal for the past four years and will continue to be a steady goal throughout the years. The money is going to a general fund for the Kenworthy, which then will go into many smaller projects during the year.”
The social hour will include “Tastes of the Palouse,” food from Moscow and Pullman restaurants, and a no-host bar. This will be followed by a stage show celebrating performing arts. Local performer Roger Wallins will be honored with the presentation of the third annual Kenwothy Players Performing Arts Award.
There will also be a silent auction with prizes including a cooking class and dinner for four at Gnosh, art pieces by local artists and a plane tour of the Palouse.
“The gala will include the dance team from UI, the Dancers Drummers Dreamers will be performing and students have a great opportunity to serve their community,” Cavanaugh said.
She said they expect community members from Pullman, Colfax, Spokane and Lewiston to attend along with students. They expect 190 to 255 people.
“We reached out not only to more members of the community this year but more restaurant owners too,” Cavanaugh said. “They were more than willing to be apart of the gala.”
Cavanaugh said this is the perfect opportunity to get dressed up and go out on the town.
“Two years ago I got to wear a ball gown,” Cavanaugh said.
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