Puttin’ on the Ritz

You heard about it, didn’t you? You know ─ Tom (Bankston that is) and a few hundred of his closest friends from Opera Guild of Dayton are meeting at Dayton Country Club (DCC) on Saturday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m. They’re Puttin’ on the Ritz at Opera Ball 2012. They’ve got The Tom Daugherty Orchestra coming. Do they ever play the tunes! How about the Charleston or maybe some swing? There’ll be lots more to keep your feet tappin’.
Now I hear that the food at DCC is pretty terrific. They won’t be serving bathtub gin, just the good stuff. Don your glad rags ─ that’s your black tie attire and some bling. How about a bow tie and a top hat or some long pearls? Feathers and boas? Sure.
And for the auctions, the prizes are the “bee’s knees.” How about a week at Big Sky, Montana, or Winter Park, Colorado? Also, there’s a glamorous trip to New York City to dine at the 21 Club with a hotel stay at the incomparable The Lowell on the Upper East Side. Try for the Segway tour of Woodland Cemetery or tickets to the opera. Dining certificates are available at some hotsy, totsy restaurants. Pamper yourself at a spa. And they’ve got luscious wine baskets, art glass and lots more.
Call 937/434-8236 and ask for Sam. She has all the details. She’ll make sure that your reservation is set.  That new fangled Web has information too at http://www.operaguildofdayton.org. Now all this partying helps the Opera Guild support Dayton Opera productions and keeps their educational endeavors with the schools in swell shape. And those high school and college vocal competition winners need the Guild’s dough too.
Be there for a roarin’ good time Puttin’ on the Ritz!


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