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Student Scholarship Fundraiser set for Oct. 26

By Staff | Oct 22, 2013

oin Countess and Count Dracula at their Schwardzwald Haus,

“Black Forest” lodge, on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 to celebrate Dracula’s Surprise Birthday

Party – #500! Savor artisan cheeses and butler-passed sparkling potions at the 6:30 p.m.

Reception with Character Encounters.

Be sure to cross your gypsy’s palm with silver for Tarot Card readings, Polaroid Photos, Raffle

Auction and Cash bar. Dine if you Dare during a Bavarian-style Gourmet Dinner while

performers entertain you with Music & Merriment. Enter the Costume Contest and win prizes.

Later, Dance till Dawn at the Vampire’s Ball.

“Our guests, cast and crew do have ‘Fang-tastic Fun’ while raising funds to support Student

Scholarships for Teen Filmmakers’ Workshop, a program of Ryan Film Institute,” according to

Katherine Walsh Ryan, who wears multiple tiaras as President and Founder of Ryan Film

Institute and as Writer, Director and Co-star of the dinner-theatre show.

“Now in our eighth year of Dinner with Dracula & Vampire’s Ball, this dinner-theatre show

surprises the Count with a birthday party held at his hunting lodge because our event is at the

Bavarian Inn’s Schwardzwald Haus, the perfect setting for our dinner theatre show. Guests

will meet a mix of European royalty and costumed characters from traditional Bavarian and

Transylvanian tales to lend authenticity to our show,” Mrs Ryan adds.

Tickets are $50 for adults, $30 for students, with Royal Table Seating and sponsorships

available. Email tickets@ryanfilminstitute.org, mail check by October 18 payable Ryan Film

Institute to: Ryan Film Institute, P.O. Box 359, Shepherdstown, WV 25443-0359, or purchase

online via Pay Pal at www.RyanFilmInstitute.org.

In addition to buying tickets, individuals and businesses may purchase Program ads to support

aspiring teen filmmakers who want to be students of Teen Filmmakers’ Workshop. Ad logos

and art may be Emailed to kwr@ryanfilminstitute.org by October 9 for inclusion.

“Since 2007 when our workshops began, some of our best students have requested

scholarships; and I’m very pleased to see so many of them enroll in our workshops every year,

then continue with pursuing film production and studies, making films and winning awards, and

now working in the industry full time,” said Mrs. Ryan.

For details, contact Katherine Walsh Ryan at 304.283.8878, kwr@ryanfilminstitute.org,