The Literary GMALL Ball
Date: Friday, August 8, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Maple Street School
Come dressed in your summer finery or imaginative literary attire... Fabulous food by Hub Poelmann... Dancing to the irrespressible sounds of High Definition.
Tickets are $150 per person (The tax-deductible portion of each ticket is $100.)
There are sponsorship opportunities
Shakespeare $5,000 (includes 10 tickets); John Irving $2,500 (includes 4 tickets); Jane Austen $1,000 (includes 2 tickets); and Mark Twain $500
The favor of a reply is requested by August 1.
For more information, call Gloria Palmer (802) 867-0111.
LIVE AUCTION ITEMS:
BRIGHT LIGHTS ON BROADWAY
Here is your chance! The lucky winner will receive four tickets to the 2015 Tony Awards and enjoy two nights stay at the New York Athletic Club, an American icon on Central Park South since 1868 (where they are also free to enjoy the aquatic center, restaurants and gym). Hobnob with past and present literary luminaries with dinner for four at the exclusive, members-only Lotos Club on Manhattans's Upper East Side, the historic literary club Mark Twain called the "Ace of Clubs".
COUNTRY LIVING AT ITS BEST
One lucky winner will enjoy two nights for four guests (including breakfast) at the newly renovated Hill Farm Inn, an original 1790 homestead nestled along the Battenkill River just two miles south of Manchester in Sunderland. In addition to a new kitchen, there is a pub and Great Room with a wood burning fireplace and only seven comfortable rooms with private bath. Paris-trained chef Mariah MacFarland has taken over management of the inn and her skills and taste are superb. Included in this package is a farm-to-table dinner at the Wilburton Inn (offered Wednesdays only) and drinks and hors d'oeuvres at the Reluctant Panther.
WE DO LOVE NEW YORK
Treat your friends to two nights for four at the New York Athletic Club on Central Park South, where you can also enjoy the aquatic center, restaurants and gym. Grab a taxi to Battery Park City for a perfect dinner at Danny Meyer's famous North End Grill. And to top it off, you'll get a personally guided tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where you'll have an uncrowded look at one of the world's greatest art museums, including the reinstalled European Paintings galleries which were opened in May to great acclaim.
BOOKS DO FURNISH A ROOM
The room you most enjoy in your home should be everything you want. Perhaps your library or den need freshening? Luxbrush is offering a voucher worth $5,000 in services toward the makeover of a library (or another room in your home). They will work with the lucky winners to design and install new bookshelves or built-ins, a beautiful new fireplace insert, decorative paint, and even a picturesque mural. The voucher can be used toward color and design, consultation and interior painting from Luxbrush, carpentry from LuxWorx and specialty painting from LuxDeco.
You won't want to miss this rare opportunity to spend a week in London in a charming private mews house in the very exclusive Belgravia. Located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and within walking distance of Knightsbridge theater, shopping and museums, the beautifully appointed home with newly redecorated kitchen and baths (and a roof garden) sleeps 5 with all amenities. Seasonal restrictions apply.
GENTLEMEN START YOUR GRILL
When he's not behind his camera, celebrated photographer Arthur Klonsky likes to share his "man cave" cooking skills in the GMALL Culinary Series and he's ready to prepare an unforgettable dinner for you and 12 of your best friends. He will be assisted by his esteemed sous chef Rocco Maggiotto, known for his fondness for Buffalo, cars, and a good time. The dinner can be at your home, or at the home of Rocco or Arthur. Weekends are best. All food and drink are included in the winning bid (good for one year).