Museum Center to host ‘Flappers and Fedoras’
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AUCTIONED at the Museum Center’s black-tie “Flappers and Fedoras” event on Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. will be four days and three nights on the Arms Reach Luxury Yacht, above, in the Bahamas, valued at $50,000.

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The Museum Center at Five Points’ annual gala will be held Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. This year’s black-tie event, “Flappers and Fedoras,” will bring the Golden Age of the Roaring ’20s back to life, complete with live music and food.

“Proceeds from the gala provide foundational support for the museum’s day-to-day operations, allowing the private donations and corporate support that the Museum receives throughout the year to be directed toward developing exciting exhibits and presenting dynamic programming,” said Christy Griffith, president of the board of trustees. “Attending the gala is a vital way for members of our community to support the Museum and have fun in the process!”

Executive director Hassan Najjar said, “The Flappers and Fedoras Gala will be an evening of celebration and fun as we come together to support the unique work being done here at our community’s museum.”

The annual gala will honor the George R. Johnson Foundation and family and will feature cocktails, dinner, a live auction and music from the Dexter Thomas Band.

Among the items auctioned will be four days and three nights on the Arms Reach Luxury Yacht in the Bahamas. All meals and a full bar on the yacht are included with a crew of five to meet your needs.

The Arms Reach can accommodate 10 guests or five couples in five cabins. The master cabin has a king-sized bed, bath/tub, shower and restroom. Another two cabins have king size beds, shower and restroom. The last two cabins have twin beds, shower, and restroom. Arms Reach is fully air conditioned throughout.

Enjoy fishing or take a day trip to nearby Atlantis resort, or just relax. Everything is in Arms Reach.

It is also equipped with 31-foot Jupiter towed tender, two Yamaha Wave Runners, kneeboard, wakeboard, water skis, snorkeling equipment, extensive fishing equipment, large screen TVs in all living areas, TV/DVD Surround Sound in all cabins, and WiFi throughout.

The available dates are April through June 15, 2014. One must book the date through the Museum Center by March 1, 2014. Airfare is not included. Valued at $50,000, it was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Summerfield Johnson.

Another fabulous auction includes a cocktail party for 25 at the historic home of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Triplette. Enjoy this cocktail party for 25 at the beautiful home of the Triplettes on Ocoee Street in the Historic District of Cleveland. A full bar and up to five items from Alshabibi Catering will be included as you enjoy the evening in one of Cleveland’s most beautifully restored homes. A 30-day notice is required. Schedule is based on availability.

Dinner for 14 at Villa Daybreak, the home of Dr. Jerry Lowery, is also among the outstanding auctions at the Museum Center’s gala event.

The evening begins with wine at the museum at 6 p.m. Private limos (donated by Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Buckner) will then take you and your guests to enjoy an enchanting evening of beautiful scenery and fabulous food from Impressions Catering.

Dr. Lowery’s 1838 home has been restored to it original state and is adorned with antiques from all over the world. Enjoy a personal tour, views of Big Frog Mountain and Sugar Loaf, gardens, and wine from Hamilton Liquors of Chattanooga. The available dates are Oct. 11, 18, or 25.

Black tie or period attire is requested at the gala event. Tickets are available by calling 339-5745. Proceeds benefit the museum’s exhibits and programming.

The Museum Center at Five Points tells the story of the Ocoee region through compelling exhibitions and dynamic educational programming that promotes history, culture and preservation.

The Museum Store features arts, crafts, and books from select artists, craftsmen, and authors from within a 200-mile radius.

Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum is closed Sunday, Monday, and on select holidays. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, and free for children under 5. Members of the Museum receive free admission. Group rates are available and the Museum’s facilities can be rented year-round for weddings and special events.

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