Barton’s big party celebrates northern lights |

Barton’s big party celebrates northern lights


Barton Foundation invites the community to its 12th annual gala, “Aurora Borealis.” This elegant dinner dance affair has grown every year and is the largest event for the foundation in both attendance and income. Last year $75,000 was raised for the Endowment Fund. Investment income from the endowment money has assisted with funding for construction of the helipad and purchasing of automated external defibrillators for the community in highly used and visible locations.

The gala is black tie optional attire, suits and evening wear are suggested. Theme colors this year are colors of the rainbow to enhance the Aurora Borealis effect. The event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to midnight Oct. 25 at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe special events center. The silent auction and cocktail hour lead into the 7 p.m. dinner hour, followed at 9 p.m. by dancing and entertainment by The Heroes from San Diego.

The Heroes offer a seven-piece band who will perform soft music during the cocktail and dinner hour. Immediately following dinner, the mood changes to a high-energy presentation that promises to not only get people on their feet moving, but they keep them there. They say “We don’t just play to the crowd, we play with the crowd.” For those wanting a little walk down memory lane, tunes from the Frank Sinatra era will be included, so everyone should bring their waltz and swing shoes along.

Plan to join in for a wonderful evening of food, wine and entertainment. Wine will be provided by Harrah’s during dinner with a full no-host bar will be open throughout the night. A dinner duet with six courses of fine service will take guests to a special place of being treated like royalty.

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Individual tickets are $125 with a $70 tax deductibility. Requests to be seated with friends will be honored if requested at the time reservations are made. Reserved tables of 10 are available for $1,500 with extra recognition and benefits. Reservations may be made by contacting Barton Foundation at (530) 543-5614 or e-mailing

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