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Old Opera House plans annual fundraiser

By Staff | Nov 16, 2012

The Old Opera House, built in 1911 is located in Charles Town, is West Virginia’s oldest theatre and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Every autumn the Old Opera House hosts the Annual Auction which provides a significant portion of the operating revenue.

Funds from this effort help to defray the cost of royalties, costumes, sets and other expenses associated with mounting stage productions, as well as the cost of maintaining the 1911 historic opera house. This year the Annual Autumn Auction and Dinner is being held on Saturday evening, Nov. 17. This annual event is the ideal way to kick off the holiday season and to support the work of the Old Opera House.

For those looking for a special gift, wanting to finish or start holiday shopping, or just loving a great bargain, this auction is the place to be. Fine arts, antiques, gift certificates, collectibles, furniture and a variety of other items will be available. Tickets are only $45 per person for an evening that includes a delicious buffet dinner, cash bar and loads of fun.

The event will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Shepherdstown.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be purchased through the Old Opera House box-office at (304) 725-4420 or from any OOH Board member listed on the OOH website www.oldoperahouse.org Don’t hesitate, get tickets now!

The Opera House is currently accepting donations of goods and/or services for the silent or live auction and there are still sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Steven Brewer at the Old Opera House office at (304) 725-4420 or Ray Bolyard at (304) 728-7418.