The Lola goes Vegas fundraiser is this weekend -, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

The Lola goes Vegas fundraiser is this weekend

By Ryan Houston - bio | email

ALBANY,  GA (WALB)- The Tift Arts Council is raising money for their, 31st Annual Love Affair Arts festival in the spring. This weekend they'll be holding their "Lola goes Vegas" fundraiser to fund the trip.

Having the mission of enriching kids lives through art, with little to no government and state funding. Is almost impossible to complete.

The "Lola goes Vegas" fundraiser will be on fire this weekend. "Nice beautiful pretty displays, kind of like pieces of art," said Hilton Garden Chef Kas Rasbury. 

"We're encouraging people to dress up Vegas style. I would love to see Elvis show up," said Tift Arts Council member, Mary Cam Harding. Well he just might. The theme for this year is everything Vegas, from food to clothes.

"We'll have an Italian theme station with breads and pasta. The classic carving station has big pieces of beef, and guys with top hats," said Chef Rasbury.

The Tift Arts council is slicing and dicing, trying to raise money to bring more art to Tifton."Our focus is on bringing Art to our community, in an affordable and accessible way," said Harding. 

"We're able to use the artistic ability of the culinary field, to really focus on this arts council event," said Chef Rasbury. Funding on the state and federal level has been cut. So that's why they are fighting for a dying expression.

"We want to be sure and expose folks especially kids, from all walks of life, to things they wouldn't see," said Harding.

They believe art teaches us something, just like math and science. Different forms of art can even be found in several day to day jobs. "For us, we try to make every plate a piece of art. We try to make sure every plate that goes out looks perfect," said Chef Rasbury. 

"You see dancers and you can be moved. There is music that can change where you are, in a heartbeat," said Harding.

Just like it takes cherries, powder sugar, and chocolate to make a Triple Chocolate Tort. Everybody in town comes together to make the event a success."Different people focus on, different areas like gathering sponsors, and putting together decorations for the night itself," said Harding.

"I have a young son and am grateful to build a foundation for our town with arts and entertainment. I want my son to be exposed to that," said Chef Rasbury.

"Lola goes Vegas" will surely be a night full of expression. Doors open 6:30pm this Saturday at the Hilton Garden Inn. Tickets are 75 dollars which includes dinner, the silent auction, and twenty gaming chips for the card tables.

For more information on tickets call the ABAC Arts Connection office at 229-391-4820.

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