The Mid-Columbia Mastersingers know how to party as well as sing.
Their annual FriendRaiser, which happens April 27 at the Tri-City Country Club in Kennewick, will celebrate the choral group's silver anniversary.
Cost to attend is $75 and includes wine tasting, food and plenty of entertainment throughout the evening.
"The theme is 'masquerade.' We are inviting our supporters and patrons to share in the fun of a masquerade ball, complete with costumes, masks and prizes for the best dressed and masked man and woman," said Jo Brodzinski, organizer of the event. "The chosen pair will become the king and queen of the ball and host the director's table at next year's FriendRaiser."
But there will be more than just first-class entertainment provided by the Mastersingers, she added.
Live and silent auctions are planned where visitors can bid on all sorts of cool stuff, like a Mariners baseball package, silver handmade jewelry, a sunset cruise on the Columbia River that features a 12-piece string ensemble providing the tunes, a trip to Hawaii, and artwork by sculptor Ted Neth and watercolor by Lisa Hill.
"Part of the mission of the Mastersingers is to make a difference in the community through its giving of not only excellent performances, but giving to special groups," Brodzinski said. "This is demonstrated by their dedication in the Hispanic community, the youth of the community and through special events that bring music to the forefront of special needs."
More information and tickets are available online at www.midcolumbiamastersingers.org.
*Dori O'Neal: 582-1514; firstname.lastname@example.org