Ever wish you had a Magic Party Genie who could whip up an elegant meal without your having to lift a finger? Ever been in search of the perfect dessert that would cap an evening or a birthday with oohs and aahs of appreciation? Look no further. You’re in luck.
The Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors will present the Party Book fundraiser event from 5 to 6:30 p.m. April 24 at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center, 211 W. Third Ave.
Offerings will include parties, delicious delivered dinners, casseroles that you can put in your freezer for last minute plans, or a trip for your family — plus other specialty foods and items.
Relax after a hard day’s work and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres while you decide which delicious dish or item to buy yourself. Better yet, gather a group of friends and get ready “to get your party hat on” by buying a party together. Here are just a few samples:
• Woo Pig Sooie! Get Razorback Ready! Get in the spirit with a tailgate-style feast around the fire pit in Fayetteville the night before a Razorback game.
• Rick’s Chicks: Rick’s famous smoked chickens for your next cookout by a local banker.
• Champagne Brunch: Enjoy an elegant and delicious champagne brunch for you and 11 of your closest friends.
• “Gather at the Table” Dinner for eigth: From the First United Methodist Church Cookbook.
• Scrumptious duck casserole made by a local attorney.
• Homemade candy and hors d’oeuvres to order for a party.
So how does it work?
“It’s not an auction,” said Bill Fox, executive director of the Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra. “That’s why it’s important to get a Party Book ahead of time.”
Books are available at the Symphony Orchestra office in the Reynolds building or you can go directly to the website www.pinebluffsymphony.com for a complete listing of all available items.
“All items have a listed price, so you know the cost of anything in the book. With the book in hand, you can decide ahead of time which items you’d like to purchase,” Fox said.
This year, party-goers will have the option of dropping by the Reynolds Building as early as 2 p.m. to complete their selection card and receive a number for purchasing order, (starting with number 1). Then come back at 5 p.m. for the actual party. The numbers will be called in order. When your number is called, just present your completed card and number and make as many purchases as you wish, all in a party atmosphere compliments of the PBSO Board of Directors. Once you buy an item, you and the donor can make arrangements to redeem your purchase.
Board member Joannye Crabb said, “I like to go in with friends to buy a major item such as a special dinner out, or a delivered meal in the home. That way it doesn’t cost anyone a lot and we all can enjoy it together.”
What hostess wouldn’t love to receive as a gift (perhaps to herself) the “Say It with Flowers,” a year of flowers – one arrangement per month — from Shepherd Florist and Greenhouse? There’s a three-night, four-day “Leisure at the Lake” getaway in a five bedroom house with dock on Lake Hamilton. The list goes on and on.
“All of the items have been generously donated by some of our community’s finest cooks and most gracious hosts and hostesses,” said Linda Eubank, Party Book chairman. “We are especially grateful to each of them for their generous support of the Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra.”
“By purchasing one of these offerings, you will be supporting one of Pine Bluff’s greatest cultural assets,” said James Cathey, Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra Board president. “The proceeds will help assure our Symphony’s financial stability for another year. It’s a win-win situation.”
For more information, contact the Symphony Office at 870-536-7666 or visit the website at www.pinebluffsymphony.com