FREDONIA - The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will hold its annual fundraiser gala on Saturday at Shorewood Country Club. A live auction to be held as part of event will feature three unique celebrity memorabilia items - an electric guitar autographed by all the members of the rock band Three Dog Night, a sequined jacket owned and worn by dance legend Ginger Rogers and a faux fur owned and worn by Hollywood actress Shelley Winters.
"This year's fundraiser is called Puttin' on the Glitz," said Rick Davis, opera house executive director. "The event will feature an 'Old Hollywood' glamour theme and will include fun elements that include a red carpet, dancing to the sounds of the Great American Songbook, classic Hollywood hors d'oeuvres, and special surprise 'celebrity' guests."
Davis adds that the evening will feature a silent auction as well as a live auction. "Aside from our annual membership drive, this is the Opera House's major fundraising event each year," he said. This year's auctions include a wide range of items of various values. The live auction will include the three celebrity memorabilia items:
The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will hold its annual fundraiser, Puttin’ on the Glitz, at the Shorewood Country Club on Saturday. Three unique items to be auctioned off at the event include an electric guitar autographed by all the members of the rock band Three Dog Night, pictued above. Also up for bid will be a sequined jacket owned and worn by dance legend Ginger Rogers and a faux fur owned and worn by Hollywood actress Shelley Winters.
The event is open to the public. Tickets are $55 per person and are available by contacting the Opera House Box Office at 679-1891 Tuesday through Friday, 1-5 p.m. or by visiting the Opera House website at www.fredopera.org. Those unable to attend the event but wishing to bid on one of the three celebrity items should contact Davis at 679-0891 for information.