Bradford County Regional Arts Council ‘Gatsby Soiree’ CANCELLED


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The Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC) is preparing for their 1920s Gatsby Soiree gala that will be taking place on Saturday, July 15 at the JFK Hall in Towanda’s St. Agnes School from 6 to 10:30 pm.  Guests are encouraged to dress the part from the days of the roaring 1920s, whether it be the perfect flapper cocktail dress for the ladies or a gangster suit for the gentlemen.

There will be a limited number of tickets sold with prices at $75 for individuals or $125 for couples. Tickets are available for purchase by calling the BCRAC office at 570-268-2787, online, or by stopping by the Arts Council office at 601 Main Street, Towanda.

This year’s gala will feature the band Infinity along with a Murder/Mystery Performance, raffles, heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Guests are encouraged to bring a bottle of their favorite wine or liquor to be entered into the Liquor Cabinet raffle.

The BCRAC is looking for local businesses and individuals who would like to support the gala by becoming an event sponsor. The top tier sponsors will receive a VIP parking pass, eight event tickets, one business Golden Ticket and advertising mention in the council’s various marketing materials. Those who give at the next level will receive four event tickets, four movie passes and advertising. Those who sponsor at the third level will receive two event tickets and two movie passes.

The advertising portion for the top two sponsorship tiers includes having the business mentioned on the BCRAC’s Facebook page, website, pre-movie reel ads, in the newspaper and on the radio.

Proceeds from The Gatsby Soiree will go to help fund and expand the BCRAC’s children programs. The art council has experienced success with hosting Missoula Children’s Theatre as well as offering Schooltime performances that the BCRAC is working to expand into “in-school” workshops at the various regional school district. There is also a need to provide art camps throughout the year to help bridge the gap in the art education that many area schools are losing.

Missoula is a popular children’s theatrical group that brings real life experience of auditions and performances to our rural community. These shows take place in Sayre, Towanda, Troy and Canton.

Schooltime is a vibrant series of plays, musicals, and operas of childhood favorites, which focus on moral dilemmas, decisions, manners and choices. Performances take place at the Keystone and Sayre theaters.

The BCRAC is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to building and supporting a thriving regional arts community by: advocating for the arts, cultivating quality arts programming, and preserving Bradford County’s historic theaters as venue for performances, community events and movies.

To learn more about the art council, visit their webpage at and follow them on Facebook at Bradford County Regional Arts Council. For more information about The Gatsby Soiree or to purchase tickets, contact the art council at 570-268-(ARTS) 2787 or send an email to BCRAC Marketing Director Lori Keeney-Naugle at

About the Bradford County Regional Arts Council: Established in 1976, the BCRAC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building and supporting a thriving regional arts community by advocating for the Arts, cultivating quality arts programming and preserving Bradford County’s historic theaters as venues for performances, community events and movies.  For more information, visit BCRAC online at or



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