(The following is a press release from Radio Riel. Yes, it's a press release, but it also sounds like great fun, do come if you can.)
The Caledon Gaiety Company, Prim Perfect Magazine, Radio Riel and Riel Events cordially invite you to celebrate New Year's Eve in the Independent State of Caledon at the:
Gilded Age Masqued Charity Ball
It will be held at the Gaiety Theatre in Caledon Penzance, the sim I'm proud to name as my second home on the grid.
Join us--I say us, I'm working as a host for two of these events!--for an all-day extravaganza of formal balls, live auctions, silent auctions and "best dressed" contests! Let's celebrate the new year and give to a worthy cause - "Gardens of Hope"!
* 4:00AM - 6:00AM SLT - Sydney/Melbourne New Year's Eve Ball
* 2:00PM - 3:00PM SLT - Live Charity Auction
* 3:00PM - 5:00PM SLT - London New Year's Eve Ball
* 8:00PM - 10:00PM SLT - New York New Year's Eve Ball
* 10:00PM - 11:00PM SLT - Live Charity Auction
* 11:00PM - 1:00AM SLT - San Francisco New Year's Eve Ball
The Silent Auction will run for 24 hrs starting at 1:00AM SLT December 31st. You can view, and bid on, the items for the Silent Auction in the glass pavillion just south of the Theatre.
Attire: Formal gowns and suits from 1850 - 1910 with masques
Or whimsical, yet tasteful, Victorian period costumes with masques
L$500 awarded to both Best Dressed Lady and Gentleman at each event!
The event hosts are donating all auction proceeds to "Gardens Of Hope", an organization that builds greenhouses, tree nurseries, and more in Lesotho, Africa. These gardens are then used as a source of food, firewood and income for several communities in this Southern African nation.
For more information visit Better World Island on the grid, or Gardens of Hope on the net.
In case of Sim crash or unbearable lag, we will have Coughton Court in Caledon Carntaigh open for the event as well. Guests can enjoy the simulcast of the event, view pictures of the Silent Auction items, and dance free of lag!
Do attend! It sounds like grand fun. I'm working the four to six ayem gig, and then, because I thought it was on the first and got confused, working during New Year's Eve, here. Oops. Ah, well. :) Still fun for all!