Thursday, January 28, 2016

Escapade 2016 fundraiser planned at Thomas Jefferson

(From Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School)

Don't Miss ESCAPADE 2016 on Saturday, March 5, 2016 
Escapade is one of the most exciting events of the year, and it is one of TJ’s two main fundraisers each year.  The black-tie-optional gala dinner and auction is scheduled for Saturday, March 5, 2016, at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Joplin. The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction. This is an event you do not want to miss.  
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Scottish Rite Cathedral in Joplin
5:30 p.m.
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
Silent Auction

7 p.m.
Gala Dinner & Live Auction
Live music and dancing with Big Smitty

Benefit raffle for a trip to Chicago
Special recognition for the alumni classes of 2001 and 2006

Auction items include:
In-home dinner party for eight catered by a classically trained chef
Kansas City Chiefs box seats for four sponsored by Crossland Construction
Chauffeured night out for six with Newell Coach
Kate Spade handbag
Fine art packages, specialty items, experiences and more
RSVP by Friday, February 12, 2016
Entrée Selections:
Medallions Au Poivre: Beef tenderloin medallions, pepper encrusted, finished with onion confit and bleu cheese demi-glace. Grilled asparagus wrapped with prosciutto
Seafood Thermador: Shrimp, scallops, barramundi and crab with an herbed cream sauce, imported Gruyère and fresh parmesan cheeses in a pastry crust. Grilled asparagus wrapped with prosciutto
Stuffed Red Pepper: Roasted red pepper filled with chive boursin cheese, sautéed mushrooms, wild rice finished with a boursin cream sauce. Grilled asparagus
Spectacular Escapade Raffle Prize -- Win a trip to Chicago!The raffle prize includes a 5-day, 4-night stay at a 4-star hotel on Chicago's Magnificent Mile.  Spend time at some of the city's largest attractions with Chicago City Pass which includes admission to Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago, the Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry or 360 Chicago, and Adler Planetarium or the Art Institute of Chicago.  Prize also includes round-trip flights out of Kansas City's MCI Airport, and a $500 Visa gift card. See details on the raffle ticket order page.
Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, one of the largest science museums in the world, is home to more than 35,000 artifacts and 400,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity.

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