Saturday, February 14, 2009

Diamonds or Denim

Riverside - Riverside Theatre will host its annual fundrasier, Diamonds or Denim, on February 27, 6:00 pm, at the hotelVetro suites and conference center. All proceeds from the fundraiser go directly toward supporting high-quality programming at Riverside Theatre. Event tickets are $45, $35 of which is tax deductible, and can be purchased through the Riverside Theatre box office at (319) 338-7672.

Diamonds or Denim, hosted by the Riverside Theatre Board of Directors, will feature hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants and caterers, and a silent and live auction. The 24 item live auction, conducted by Duane Lewis and Mark Sharpless of Sharpless Auctions, includes trips, furniture, dinners, and more. The silent auction features over 100 items donated by local businesses. The evening will also feature a special performance by Dan Knight and Betsy Hickok, who are partnering to offer a concert for bidding on the live auction.

This year’s live auction features a variety of exciting items, including a trip to Maine and a lobster welcome dinner courtesy of Tom and Beth Walsh, a week on a North Carolina beach courtesy of Julie and Carl Schweser, and a flight for two courtesy of Minnetta Gardinier.

The event will close with a raffle drawing for prizes including a 14 karat two-toned white and yellow gold diamond bracelet valued at approximately $2,800, and a week of fun in the sun at Ann Feldmann's vacation home near Phoenix, Arizona. Roundtrip airfare for two and $200 in golf and dining certificates complete this package, which has an approximate value of $1,150. Winners need not be present to win. Raffle tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25 and can be purchased at the Riverside Theatre box office at (319) 338-7672.

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