Friday’s ‘Over the Rainbow’ to benefit Girls Choir

cover-choir---over-the-rainbow-Singing-for-Vet-Day-2015By Linda Parker

Special to The PREVIEW

The wine has arrived, the table decorations are ready and the baskets have been wrapped in preparation for the Pagosa Springs Girls Choir’s (PSGC) annual fundraiser, “Over the Rainbow,” which will be held tomorrow night beginning at 5 p.m.

If you are looking for a great night out with great food, a shared love of music and an opportunity to dance to the music of one of the best musicians around, then two-step over and join in the fun at the Ross Aragon Community Center. The event will benefit the choir’s educational programs.

“We are looking forward to having the community and even visitors from out of town join us for our annual gala fundraiser that promises something for everyone, including a treasure-filled silent auction, a catered dinner by The Buck Stops Here, a performance by the Pagosa Springs Girls Choir and a dance with live music provided by Tim Sullivan,” Linda Parker, director of the PSGC, stated.

It is not too late to purchase “Over the Rainbow” tickets, which are $30 for individuals or $50 per couple and available for purchase from The Buck Stops Here and Peak Deli. Table reservations are available by calling Parker at 264-1434.

In addition, for the convenience of eventgoers, we will be selling tickets at the door, as well as accepting most major credit cards.

“Be sure to bring your shopping lists for the silent auction and think about gifts for a housewarming, a new baby, summer guests and special friends, as well as anniversaries and birthdays. Community businesses in both Pagosa and Durango have outdone themselves this year in their donations to our auction. Ski tickets, lodging, dining, entertainment, jewelry, family outing activities and much, much more will be available,” Parker stated.

She said eventgoers should plan to get there when the doors for “Over the Rainbow” open at the Ross Aragon Community Center at 5 p.m. The silent auction runs from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. A cash beer and wine bar will be available. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m.

Then, under the direction of Parker and accompanied by Kathleen B. Isberg, the choir will present a short choral performance. Music and dancing follow from 7 until 10 p.m. For more information, call 264-1434.

Parker sees “Over the Rainbow” as a wonderful opportunity for supporters of the choir, as well as new friends eager to help the choir and its members, to enjoy a delightful evening together. Parker invites one and all come “Over the Rainbow” and share in the joy of music and the opportunities it affords.

“Please come and support these girls as they continue their journey toward musical excellence,” she said. “We hope to see you there.”