People are being encouraged to dress in Roaring ’20s garb or black tie attire for the CMMC fund-raiser.
Central Maine Medical Center’s eighth annual Spring Gala will slip back in time to the elegance of the ’20s when Stutz Bearcats were hip transportation. The fund-raising gala, with “Puttin’ on the Ritz for Kidz” as its theme, will be Saturday, March 20, at the Kora Temple on Sabattus Street, Lewiston.

Music will be provided by Jim Ciampi and the Manhattan Nine Dance Band, a popular 10-piece band from Portland whose music repertoire spans decades. The band consists of two lead female vocalists, a lead male vocalist, trumpet, saxophone, keyboard, guitar, bass, trombone and drums.

The ensemble plays music from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s as well as hits from throughout the last six decades.

The evening program will feature a live auction for a trip to Boston on the Downeaster train.

Proceeds from the spring gala will go in the Pediatric Services Endowment Fund, which provides for service enhancements and equipment purchases.

“We’re excited about this year’s benefit,” said Shelley Stone, RN, chairwoman of the Spring Gala Committee. “The theme encourages guests to come dressed in either a Roaring ’20s or black tie attire.”

“The entire event – from the music to decorations to food – will be one of elegance and promises to give all who attend an evening of great entertainment, a welcome respite from winter,” she said.

In keeping with the ’20s theme, dinner selections will be Duke Wellington’s beef, Titanic Newburg and Lindy’s lemon primavera.

The gala will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour, followed by a four-course dinner and dancing.

The Spring Gala is hosted by the Woman’s Hospital Association and the CMMC Associates. The first Charity Concert Ball, as it was known then, was in 1892.

Tickets are $75 per person or $725 for a table of eight. For more information or to reserve tickets, people can contact Cindy McNally in CMMC’s Development Office at 795-2957 or can request tickets by e-mail at [email protected]

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