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Westfield Symphony Orchestra Announces Corporate Sponsors for 30th Anniversary Fundraising Gala

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Ray Catena of Union will sponsor the WSO 30th Anniversary fundraising gala on April 20th at Plainfield Country Club. From left to right: Ray Gomez, Ray Catena General Manager; Sue Hengstler, Ray Catena Controller; John Weber, Ray Catena Sales and Leasing Agent; Maestro David Wroe, WSO Music Director. Credits: Westfield Symphony Orchestra
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The Board of Westfield Symphony Orchestra and its Friends’ group will be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Westfield Symphony Orchestra as well as the 15th anniversary of its Music Director Maestro David Wroe, with its annual gala under the theme, “Crystal and Pearl” on the evening of Saturday April 20th at Plainfield Country Club.
 
In making the announcement earlier this week, Norman Luka, President of the WSO Board of Trustees, also shared the news that Mercedes Benz dealer Ray Catena of Union will be the Gala Sponsor for this year’s celebration which will include a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner and dancing to a 10 piece band as well as live and silent auctions.
 
 
“We are thrilled and honored to be associated with such a wonderful celebration and crucial fundraising event,” remarked Sue Hengstler, Financial Controller for Ray Catena of Union. “There are very few suburban towns across America with an orchestra of this caliber. We have been constantly dazzled over the years by its performances and we are delighted to help ensure that Westfield and the surrounding community will have access to this fine music for many years to come,” added John Weber, Ray Catena Sales and Leasing Representative.
 
 In addition to a 50/50 cash raffle, there will be an array of unique items and experiences for auction. Some of the items to be auctioned during the evening by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick include get-away packages to exotic locations, a day cruise aboard a private yacht, premium ticket packages for Giants football and Rangers hockey games, and eclectic New York dining.

 
A silent auction of items donated by over 70 local retailers, restaurants and businesses has also been put together. The Silent Auction will run throughout the evening which will culminate in the drawing of the winners for the 50-50 cash raffle. Raffle ticketsmay be purchased at the Symphony office and winners need not be present to claim a prize.
 
In his statement, Dr. Luka also acknowledged the outstanding generosity of corporate sponsors PNC Wealth Management and Fragomen, Del Rey, Bersen & Loewy, LLP commenting, “The arts are again taking a fiscal hit this year and it is essential that we rally to fill the gap in public funding in order to continue the WSO tradition of live music within our community.”  
 
Invitations and raffle tickets have been mailed to WSO subscribers and supporters, but attendance, which is capped at 200 due to space constraints, is open to the public.
 
To learn more about Westfield Symphony Orchestra or to purchase tickets for the Pearl Anniversary celebration which may be obtained on a first-come first-served basis, the public is invited to go to www.westfieldsymphony.org or to call the WSO office at 908 232-9400 on weekdays 10 am to 3 pm.

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