AN ELEGANT AFFAIRE 2015
TIME TO CELEBRATE VALENTINES
AN ELEGANT AFFAIRE
Save the Date - Friday, February 6
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This will be the 24th annual An Elegant Affaire and what a better way to celebrate than with a glittering evening of fantastic food and fun. An Elegant Affaire is the major fundraiser for our extremely popular Arts in Schools program which last year served 12,000 children in the Fremont, Newark and New Haven School Districts. These students were able to participate in a wide range of multi-cultural assemblies, from Chinese acrobats to African American & Asian folk tales, folk music & jazz, puppeteers, magicians, learning about and getting an up-close look at California wildlife, thrilling BMX shows and much more. The need for these programs through LOV is still great. With another successful An Elegant Affaire, we can fill the need.
New this year – we will be dining at the Doubletree by Hilton. The committee is chaired by LOV Vice President Betty Cole. They are putting together an exciting evening of fine food and entertainment as well as great auction and drawing prizes. The 4 course gourmet dinner will be prepared by some very talented chefs. The salad and entrée chef is the Doubletree’s Executive Chef Karl Peters who is also President of the ACF San Francisco Chapter of chefs. Joining Chef Peters will be Grill Master Henry Siu of Grillaxinl BBQ Service with the appetizer course and Chef Laurie Gratz a well-known community activist with a mouth-watering dessert. This gourmet meal will be accompanied by fine wine and a non alcoholic sparkling beverage The night will begin with a complimentary champagne cocktail hour & delicious hors d’oeurves that will be prepared by Chefs Briane and Donna Sisk – as well as beer tasting thanks to Das Brew, Inc. Tables will be decorated with centerpieces by Dirk Lorenz of Fremont Flowers.
The ever-popular celebrity auction is returning once again, thanks to the generosity of the Mayors, School Superintendents, School Boards and Teachers Associations of Fremont, Union City and Newark as well as other dignitaries. Last year’s prizes included beautiful framed canvas photographs by talented photographer and Newark Mayor Al Nagy, sky box seats for an A’s game from Supervisor Richard Valle, box seats at a Warriors game from Supervisor Scott Haggerty, “A Night on the Town” from Union City Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci, lunch with Fremont Mayor Bill Harrison, - just to name a few. In addition to our live and silent auctions, we will be putting up some wonderful prizes on the non-profit auction site Bidding For Good. Our auction site will be open January 30 through February 13.
Check it out at www.BiddingForGood.com/LOV.
Returning as our MC for the evening is Rick Geha of Keller Williams Realty
You will be entertained during the champagne cocktail hour by Flute Fantasia.featuring Alicia Unis, Joyce Tamaka, Roberta Brokaw and Sue Rudholm. You don’t want to miss this gala evening. The cost is only $85 per person or $600 for a table of 8 with a table sign. For reservations call us at 793-5683. VISA, Mastercard, American Express and Discover Card are available for your convenience. You can also make reservations on line at www.lov.org.