article by Elle Lamboy
On Friday, October 21, the Adams County Arts Council (ACAC) hosts the 16th Annual Masquerade Party at the Gettysburg Hotel. This year’s theme is ComicsZone!!! and festivities begin at 8:00 p.m.
Gettysburg Times Editor Alex Hayes will preside as Master of Ceremonies for a magical night of dinner, dancing, and fun in the ComicsZone!!!
We look forward to seeing a hopping dance floor of superheroes, villains, cartoons, and other larger than life characters from a myriad of comics, dancing to the tunes of the eight-piece Colgan Hirsh Band with the Slammin’ Horns. You may also wear formal attire with a mask or wig.
The Arts Council’s thriving partnership with Gettysburg Community Theatre (GCT) continues as GCT Founding Executive/Artistic Director Chad-Alan Carr is the Party’s chair. Chad and cast members of GCT’s upcoming production of The Rocky Horror Show will perform during a “time-warping” floor show.
In addition to fabulous costumes and bumping dance floor, the ACAC will again present one of the most talked-about silent auctions in the area featuring authentic works from artists and community members. Jewelry, event tickets, artwork, and an array of gift and culinary items round out this year’s auction; setting the tone for a fun and fierce bidding scene.
Heather Entwistle Roberts will lead local attorneys as judge and jury for the Conga Line Costume Contest which is always a fun and competitive aspect to the party.
A new addition to the party this year is a palm reading by Julie Pellegrino.
You may select a Dinner & Party option at $75 per person which begins with a full course dinner at 7 p.m. Party-only tickets are $30 for a reserved seat or $20 general admission (no seat.) Tickets are available at the Arts Education Center at 125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg, by calling 717 334-5006, by clicking here to purchase online, or at the door (party-only).
The ACAC thanks the Party’s sponsors including Danny Sebright, L & H Services Group Inc., Fresh Boutique, Grace Kelly Salon, Rice Fruit Company, and Wellspan Gettysburg Hospital.
Event proceeds support arts education programs at the Arts Council’s Arts Education Center in Gettysburg and across the county.