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Friday, Feb. 3, will be the Twenty-First Annual Hunt Dinner at the Colquitt County Arts Center. I know that hundreds of people in our community and even from out of town look forward to this festive event. The evening will start with a social hour at 6:30 p.m., with dinner being served at 7:30 p.m. Dress for the evening is described as “hunt casual.” Denim jeans or khaki trousers with your favorite camouflage vest will do just fine. Tickets are $50 each and they can be purchased at the Arts Center or from any Volunteer Arts Alliance Member.
Wild game, donated by local hunters, such as venison, elk, quail, dove, duck and pheasant will be on the menu. An array of side dishes and desserts will be served along with chicken for anyone that is not wild about wild game.
This popular event is made possible by hundreds of volunteer hours performed by the Volunteer Arts Alliance. This dedicated group of hard working chefs and fundraisers will do everything from selling tickets and locating the fantastic auction items to preparing the incredible feast.
The live auction will include hunts, trips, art, furniture, GA ticket package and other items. The silent auction will include gift baskets, gift certificates, art, hand crafted furniture, decorative home items, a photography package, a quilt and much more. Some of these items can be previewed by going to the Colquitt County Arts Center Facebook page.
Raffle tickets are available this year for $10 each or eleven tickets for $100. The three raffle prizes include an iPad 2, iPod 2 or $1,000 in cash. Considering that I had to ask the difference between a “Pad” and a “Pod”, I would go for the cash. The drawing will take place at the dinner but you do not have to be present to win. Tickets for the raffle are also available at the Arts Center or from any Volunteer Alliance Member.
We should all be grateful that the Volunteer Arts Alliance continues to provide essential funding needed for the Arts Center to move forward. The money raised by the Volunteer Arts Alliance will allow the Arts Center to continue providing art programs throughout the year for the people of Colquitt County. The Volunteer Arts Alliance is always looking for new members. If you would like to become involved with this wonderful organization and help the Arts Center at the same time, please call the Arts Center for contact information.
The Hunt Dinner is the best annual event that I can think of in Colquitt County, and I highly recommend it. If you are new to the community it is a great way to meet people. This was the first event that I attended at the Arts Center eight years ago, and the people I talked to that night are some of my best friends. And if you are a long time resident of this area it is a great time to spend time with old friends while enjoying a great meal at a fun event.
Another good event at the Arts Center is ACT’s fourth annual Valentine’s Day Dessert Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 14. This year’s production will be “Graceland” by Ellen Bryon.
This one-act play deals with the rivalry of two Elvis Presley fans determined to be the first to enter their late idol’s mansion on the opening day of his home as a tourist attraction. The women “stake-out” the front entrance of Graceland, at 5 a.m., three days before it is to be opened to the public. As the women argue over who was first in the line, they discover they have more in common with each other than their adoration of Elvis.
The show will take place in the Arts Center Ballroom with doors opening at 6:30 for coffee and desserts and the performance starting at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event will be $15 and can be purchased at the Arts Center or from ACT members. For more information, call the Colquitt County Arts Center at 985-1922.
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The ‘play in the dirt’ season begins!
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As you develop your landscape plans and outline your activities to play in the dirt for the spring, consider designing and constructing enrichment items which will enhance the aesthetics of the property, as well as bring personal enjoyment to your family and guests. This is your great outdoors; therefore make the best of it while considering cost, sustainability effects, and environmental-friendliness.
Get ready to play in the dirt!
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