Contributed by Susan Strickland
On the additional day of the year, The Junior Board of Glenwood will host its fourth annual “Night Under the Big Top.” The circus is coming Feb. 29 to B&A Warehouse to benefit Glenwood, the oldest autism treatment provider in Alabama. Along with circus acts, the Leap Day event will feature live music by Four on the Floor, food and drinks, and casino games from 8 p.m. to midnight.
You’ll find some silent auction items that could not be obtained anywhere else. Lunch with Paul Finebaum anyone? For the first time, there will also be a live auction for three items with auctioneer Tony Kurre from 111.5 WJOX. One is a full-blown wedding package – gift certificate for a wedding gown from The White Room, groom’s cake from Cakes by Audrey, rehearsal dinner dress from Bella Bridesmaid, photography from Arden Photography, transportation in a Rolls Royce from Coats Classic Cars, flowers from Flowers Stems, jewelry from The Forever Merchants, and a dozen roses each month from Norton’s Florist.
Magen Hughes is the event chair. Mitchell Industries is the presenting sponsor for the benefit for Glenwood. The event will be hosted by the Junior Board – Magen, president Clay Ryan, Peter Curtin, Tracy G. Clark, Kat Drennen, Whit Bird, Alice Broughton Cox , Andy Davenport, Chambliss Keith, Ryan Kelly, Holly Lollar, Mary Kate McCormack, Guy K. Mitchell, Caroline Nichols, Tom Norris, Michael S. Phillips, Kristin Prickett, Barnes Ray, Vince Schilleci, Callie Sullins, John H. Turner and Arden Ward.
Pre-event tickets are $50 each or $80 a couple. Call Rebecca Sibley at 795-3267 or visit www.glenwood.org. Tickets purchased at the door are $60 per person or $100 a couple.
Proceeds from the 2008 “Night Under the Big Top” will be used to fund outreach programs provided by Glenwood’s Family and Community Services program which meet the academic, vocational, behavioral, social and daily living needs of individuals throughout Alabama. Glenwood serves approximately 2,000 individuals.