Contemporaries to host Havana Nights fundraiser

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By Patrick Lacombe, The Belton Journal

The Contemporaries invite you to spend an evening with them in Havana, Cuba, during the 1950s.

On March 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cultural Activities Center, located at 3011 North 3rd Street in Temple, the Contemporaries are hosting their annual fundraiser, “Havana Nights,” and everyone is invited.

Begin your evening with cocktails followed by authentic Cuban cuisine and a variety show featuring Dr. Gary Gosney, George White, John and Dawna Mischtian, Eric Shepherd, Paige Rendon, Larry Guess and Jamey Secrest and his band. Then you may try your luck in the casino and dance to beautiful music provided by Steve Pettit’s Swingtime Big Band. Both a silent auction with many valuable items and a live auction with a matched pair of 12 and 20 gauge Remington shotguns that have never been fired will be a part of this fabulous evening.

“This group of dedicated women has raised over a million dollars in support of the Cultural Activities Center,” Sharon Douglas, President of the Contemporaries, said. “All the proceeds from this special evening will enhance the performing and visual arts at the CAC with an emphasis on children’s programs. Our goal is to stimulate a lifelong interest in the arts in our children here in Bell County.”

The Cultural Activities Center helps create the quality of life that makes central Texas such a fine place to live. All of our lives are enriched by the wonderful programs, plays, exhibits, and concerts available at the CAC.

Tickets to Havana Nights are $78 until March 13, when they will go up to $104. Tickets are available at or by telephone at (254) 773-9926. If you would like to be a sponsor for this event, please contact Sharon Douglas at Dress is resort casual. Come join the fun!