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A hand-crafted bowl available at the silent auction (Photos courtesy Legacy Gala) 

 

Legacy Gala offers something for everyone

The Legacy Gala is less than a week away and only a few tickets remain to attend what promises to be the event of the year. On Saturday, April 21 at 5 p.m. at the Clubhouse at Lake Sconti, Broadway comes to Big Canoe. The programs are out and the extravaganza begins with the buffet and silent auction, as well as the introduction of Masters of Ceremonies Barbara and Vince Dooley and Honorary Chairs Sandy and Jeff Downing. The event is open to the general public, but tickets must be purchased in advance for $100 each and are available online at www.bigcanoelegacy.org.

Dinner.Hors d’oeuvres include veal and pork stuffed mushrooms in a balsamic reduction and brie stuffed strawberries with a raspberry coulis, imported and domestic cheese, assorted crackers, vegetable crudité, fruits, nuts and dipping sauces. The main course includes Black Angus New York strip, shrimp, chicken, kabobs, and vegetable sides. A wide array of desserts completes the repast.

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Big Canoe themed painting at live auction

Live Auction.Dinner is followed by a live auction featuring a Siesta Key two-week-long Florida vacation, Big Canoe art, a mink cape-let, a Tuscan vacation in Trequanda at the La Casa dei Fiordalisi for eight, a Phantom of the Opera-themed gourmet dinner for 10 by Hector and Gerard, a week at the Chateau Orleans condo in the New Orleans French Quarter that can accommodate six, and a handcrafted set of four Adirondack chairs with footrests and a table, and an original oil painting by nationally-recognized artist Patrick Taylor entitled "I'll Be Back," featuring the bridge at Big Canoe.

Silent Auction.The silent auction which will delight attendees strolling through the offerings features 170 items. Treasures include a Cajun dinner for eight by Beth and Jeff Moreau, a seafood extravaganza for eight catered by Tom’s Awesome Seafood, a ceramic bowl with antler handles (Chocolate Moose), a magnificent hand-tooled platter with 4,200 segments by Ron Carrabotta, trips and tours, gourmet foods and drinks, shows, furniture, artwork, restaurant dinners, jewelry, personal care items, pet pampering gifts, and home improvement items.

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Courtenay Collins to perform at the Gala

Caberet Style Entertainment.Julliard-trained performer Courtenay Collins will bring her cabaret-style performance from Broadway shows - Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Beauty and the Beast, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Cats, Showboat and more.

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