Great Gatsby Gala And Casino Night Benefits Susan G. Koman Of Chattanooga

Benefit Is April 19

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The Great Gatsby Gala and Casino Night will make its premiere as a 1920’s-theme fundraiser benefitting Susan G. Komen in the Silver Ballroom of the Read House on Saturday, April 19.  Held from 6:30-11 p.m., guests will enjoy a full night of entertainment, including a sit-down dinner from Porters’ master chef, period jazz music, and a silent auction.  Following dinner guest can dance the Charleston play at the casino tables that include blackjack, craps, Texas Hold’Em poker, roulette, and three-card poker with the casino chips provided to each guest.

Live jazz by pianist John Tunstall and vocalist Maria Sable will set the tone for the evening and provide music during a three-course dinner featuring grilled free-range chipotle chicken. Wine is provided at each table, and cash bars will also be available throughout the night.  Then it is on to the dance floor or the casino where music and entertainment will be provided by the casino DJ. A professional photographer will be on site, so dressing in period costume is encouraged. 

The Great Gatsby Gala and Casino Night will support Komen in the mission to find the cures and end breast cancer, forever. Reservations are limited to 230 guests and tickets, at $100, are available at www.komenchattanooga.org


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