Every two years the AIDS Resource Center Ohio hosts a RED Table Design Gala. RED is an acronym for Reach, Empower, Dream of a world without AIDS. Over 40 interior designers, florists, artists and community volunteers will spend 3 days creating over the top center pieces based on a theme. For 2014 the table designs will embrace the spirit of rock music, the artists and rock and roll culture that make up the ROCK AND RED Hall of Fame!
The Gala, which will take place on Sat, April 26th at the Masonic Center, has officially sold out. Chair Sue Spiegel says, “The tables are truly works of art and we want to be able to share them with more than just our Gala Guests, so this year we are adding a preview party!” Check out pictures from RED 2010, The Silver Celebration and RED 2012, Ooh La Rouge.
Ryan Levin, Preview Party Chair, suggested “working with the ARC Ohio Associate board and making it a fun cocktail event featuring tasting elements.” For just a $25 donation to ARC Ohio, attendees can tour the tables and enjoy a bourbon tasting, led by Joseph Head of The Century Bar accompanied by a candied bacon praline or a Martini Tasting curated by DaytonMostMetro.com’s Mixologist Brian Petro. Passed hor d’oeuvres will be included in the price and a cash bar will also be available. Guests of both Friday & Saturday’s events will be able to bid on the silent auction.
Items include trips to Umbria, Italy, a Florida beach resort, Chef dinners from Coco’s, C’est Tout, Salar, Brio, Fleming’s and Bonefish, gift certificates to area shops, services, theater and sporting events. Guests may also purchase raffle tickets for a winner’s choice of a trip to the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas or a $4900 piece of jewelry from Elizabeth Diamond Company.
Auction and raffle winners will be announced during Saturday night’s festivities.
Tickets for the Preview Cocktail Party can be purchased online as well as RED Raffle tickets which are $25 each or six for $100. The RED Table Design Gala for 2012 raised a record breaking $505,000. With generous lead sponsorship from GDAHA, Marion’s Piazza, Westminster Financial, Square One Salon and Spa, Lexus of Dayton, Ameriprise Financial, and a myriad of other supporters, the 2014 Gala is on track to rock and roll right over the top for a new record!
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