Tickets to go on sale for Sanford’s Celery Ball

Tickets go on sale next week for Sanford’s annual Celery Ball, which benefits the city’s Celery Soup oral history project, which will have further performances this spring. Details here:

Annual Masquerade Celery Ball to benefit community folk-life performance Celery Soup

Creative Sanford, Inc., developer of the community folk-life performance Celery Soup announces its major fundraising event, the 3rd Masquerade Celery Ball on March 12, 2011.  To continue fostering pride in downtown historic Sanford, festivities will again be held at the Sanford Civic Center, 401 East Seminole Blvd.

At this fun and exciting masquerade ball, a new Celery King and Queen will be crowned by last year’s Queen Lisa Porzig Finnerty and King Mike McLean.

New candidates Anna Yebba, Dodi Baker, Karen Stanley, Ken Martin and Robert Hopkins and have been busy fund-raising in an effort to win the coveted crown and support the ongoing Celery Soup production that debuted last October.

Celebrity emcee will be Jose Fajardo, President and CEO of WMFE, our local Public Broadcasting Station.  Guests will enjoy dinner created by River City catering and dance to the music of Then 2 Now.  In addition, a few surprises will be in store for guests.  Black tie optional and masks encouraged.

It will be an evening of community pride you won’t want to miss!  Last year’s Celery Ball was almost a sell out!

Proceeds from the Masquerade Celery Ball 2011 will support Creative Sanford, Inc. which is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to the ongoing development of Celery Soup, a folk life performance using the stories and history of Sanford and Seminole County, performed by volunteers from the community.

Reserved table sponsorships are available from $750 to $5,000 for 10 guests. General admission tickets are $50.

Tickets go on sale Jan. 25 and may be purchased at the Creative Sanford, Inc. office in the Historic Sanford Welcome Center from 11-2 p.m. M-F, 230 E. First St., Downtown Sanford or by calling 407-314-6750.

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