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Moon to shine over event

Denise Sloan

The Barton Foundation’s 15th annual gala, this year titled “Moonlight in Tahoe,” has grown every year and is the largest event for the foundation in both attendance and fundraising. Last year $83,000 was raised for the Endowment Fund at the elegant dinner dance, which was attended by more than 400 people.

The attire is black-tie optional. Suits and evening wear are suggested. Tickets are $150 per person or $1,650 for a table of 10 with additional sponsorship benefits.

Elegant decorations will adorn the special events center at Harveys, transforming the evening into a full-moon affair. The date is Nov. 11. The silent auction, cocktails and appetizers begin at 5:30, leading into the 7 p.m. elegant dinner, followed at 9 p.m. by an entertaining live auction, dancing and entertainment by The Fabulous Pelicans from San Diego.

The Fabulous Pelicans are a six-piece band that will perform soft music during the cocktail and dinner hours. Immediately following dinner, the mood changes to a high-energy presentation that promises to not only get people on their feet but keep them there. For those wanting a little stroll down memory lane, tunes from Frank Sinatra’s era will be included so take your waltz and swing shoes and count on dancing until midnight.

Plan to enjoy a wonderful evening of fine food, wine, fabulous auction items and live entertainment. A hosted martini bar will be available during the cocktail hour. Wine will be provided by Harveys during dinner. A fine dinner presentation featuring five courses will take guests to a special place of being treated like royalty. There will also be a full, no-host bar open throughout the night.

If you love a party, enjoy an elegant dinner out or just like to get dressed up, “Moonlight in Tahoe” is the evening for you. Contact the foundation for an invitation, to make your reservations or to answer any questions.

Barton Foundation coordinator Sue McLaughlin can be reached at (530) 543-5614.

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