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5/29/2015 - Agawam Cultural Council Dinner Dance Fundraiser at the Crestview Country Club Friday, May 29, 2015

Agawam Cultural Council expecting

Bad news at May Dinner Dance


Good News is that Proceeds of Evening Will Benefit

Council’s “Give Back to the Community” Program –

Local Chairman to receive State Leadership Award


(Agawam, Mass.) The Agawam Cultural Council expects to hear Bad News at their upcoming dinner dance fundraiser – but that’s a good thing. The Bad News Jazz & Blues Orchestra being the featured musical act at the Friday, May 29, 2015 event, to be held at Crestview Country Club, 281 Shoemaker Lane, Agawam.


The evening begins with a social hour at 5:00 pm, followed by a buffet dinner at 6:00 pm and dancing until 10:00 pm to the sounds of the Pioneer Valley’s newest big band jazz group. The 18-piece group, complete with vocalist, will provide original big band style jazz and swing music throughout the evening.


The Massachusetts Cultural Council will also present their 2015 Local Cultural Council Leadership Circle Award to Bob Kadis, Chairman of the Agawam Cultural Council, in recognition of his exceptional volunteer work to expand opportunities for residents to participate in arts and culture in Agawam. Kadis was nominated for the award by members of the Agawam Cultural Council.


Tickets to the Dinner Dance are $45 per person, with tables of eight, ten, and twelve available. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Maryellen Sullivan at (413) 575-1759 or rudee38@comcast.net. Tickets may also be obtained by sending a check made out to Agawam Cultural Council a SASE to: Agawam Cultural Council, Agawam Town Hall, 36 Main Street, Agawam, MA 01001, Attention: Fundraiser.


All proceeds from the event will benefit the Agawam Cultural Council’s “Give Back to the Community” Program. The program, which is funded entirely by the councils own local fundraising efforts, has made possible such activities as writing contests, productions by Shakespeare & Co. at the Agawam High School, the Applause Series monthly events from September to May, free and open to the public, featuring a variety of performers, authors and lecturers; donations to support the Captain Charles Leonard House, the Agawam Public Library and the Friends of the Agawam Public Library Juried Art and Photo Show, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra Musical Petting Zoo presented to kindergarten students at all Agawam Elementary Schools, and tickets to Majestic Theater Summer Programs for children participating in library-held contests.


The Agawam Cultural Council is an all-volunteer local partner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and is funded, in part, by the MCC. The ACC is charged with bringing engaging, entertaining, and educational events and opportunities in the arts, humanities, and sciences, to children and adults from Agawam and the surrounding communities.


Learn more about the Agawam Cultural Council at www.agawamcc.org