Mark your calendar and save the date. Tickets are now on sale for “Here’s to the Next Ten Years” a gala celebrating the tenth anniversary of The Prizery set for Saturday, October 3 at 6:00 p.m. in the Banquet Hall at The Prizery. The eventful evening includes libations, a seated dinner, dancing and an array of surprising entertainment promising to please.
Tickets to the black tie optional event are $100 per person and may be purchased in person or by telephone, cash or credit card, at The Prizery or the Visitors’ Center. Tables for 10 may be reserved for $1000.
“We encourage everyone to purchase tickets early, as seating is limited,” states event chairman and president of the board of directors of the Community Arts Center Foundation Marie Ketchersid. “The gala committee has planned an extraordinary evening to both celebrate the success of the past ten years and raise a glass to the next ten.”
The evening will kick off with hors d’oeuvres and drinks, including wine, beer and a signature cocktail, followed by a seated three course dinner catered by Chef Seasons, and capped off with dancing to the music of 6th N Main – with some special surprises tossed in now and then. The event is a fundraiser for The Prizery and another opportunity for the community to show its support for the continued success of the work of the Community Arts Center Foundation in brining quality arts, education and performances to the community.
“The explosion of the arts in Southern Virginia has been led by The Prizery over the last ten years,” states Chris Jones, artistic director. “The Prizery flourishes because of the varied arts education experiences offered to young people in our region. The Prizery’s future is in their hands and it’s our job to prepare them well so the arts will continue to flourish.”
“I have long said that Carlbrook recruited me to South Boston almost thirteen years ago,” says Alison Streeter, managing director of The Prizery, “but the people I have met through The Prizery have kept me here. I’m thrilled to celebrate The Prizery’s first decade and to help usher in the next decade in style during the 10th Year Anniversary Gala. This will certainly be an evening to remember and a chance to celebrate what you, our community, has created.”
“When you look at what has happened at The Prizery since 2005, you can’t help but be impressed,” Ketchersid states. The transformation of the building itself was amazing enough, but to look back and really think about the performances, the classes, the exhibits – the quality as well as quantity – is remarkable. So many individuals have worked so hard to make it all happen. It is an honor for me to be a part of it.”
You can be a part of it, too. Call or visit The Prizery, 700 Bruce Street in South Boston, 434-572-8339, to purchase tickets for this special event or call or visit the Halifax County Visitor’s Center, 1180 Bill Tuck Highway, 434-572-2543. Tickets purchased by phone at The Prizery may be held at the box office until the evening of the event. Tickets purchased at the Visitor’s Center must be picked up in person.