Benefit gala set in Roaring Twenties
, 2015

Benefit gala set in Roaring Twenties

On April 26, the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum will hold its member-sponsored benefit auction, The Roaring Twenties, at Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, Reedville.

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“We have a great event planned,” said chairman Susan Tipton. “The decorating committee is pulling out all the stops to transform Festival Halle into a 1920s speakeasy—when you buy your ticket we’ll send you the secret password to get in. So channel your inner flapper or wise guy, get out your party duds, zoot suit and feather boa, and join your friends for a fun evening.”

Olivia Cockrell will be at the piano playing jazzy old favorites; there will be Charleston lessons and a dance contest; a chanteuse will be crooning old favorites; and prizes will be awarded for best his and hers ‘20s outfits.

Philip Shahan and Ray Rogers will shuck oysters at the raw bar, and Tommy’s will serve hors d’oeuvres. The open bar will feature mixed drinks, wine, beer and sodas.

“In keeping with our theme, there are several opportunities for people to get out on the water and entertain their family and friends,” said procurement chairman Maureen Gillmer.

Member-donated activities will include a morning fishing pound nets with Peale Rogers on the Glenna Fay, a Little Wicomico River excursion with Paul Carey on Sunnybank, a day sail with Ray and Paula Reuter on WindDancer, a fishing trip with charter Capt. Woody Robertson on Sharon’s Song, an afternoon of sailing with Vincent Haynie on Wild Thing II and an oyster roast for 40 brought to your home by Blaine Altaffer, Peale Rogers and Monty Deihl.

Getaway trips will include 3 days/2 nights at an Annapolis condo, a week at a lakefront cottage in the Adirondack Mountains, and a 3-day cruise on the Mystic Whaler. For sports fans, there are tickets to Nationals and Redskins games. Rep. Rob Wittman has donated lunch and a tour of the Capitol Building.

“There are over 100 silent and live auction items, from functional to fun, that will appeal to a wide range of pocketbooks and interests,” said Gillmer. “Our members, friends, and the business community have been very generous.”

Proceeds from the auction benefit the museum’s educational and cultural programs that enrich the community and support the museum’s mission of honoring and preserving the local heritage.

Tickets are $60 per person. Reservations are required. Tickets include all beverages and food. Tickets may be purchased at the museum office, 474 Main Street, Reedville,, or 453-6529.

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