The Cultural Arts Center of Douglasville/Douglas County’s eighth annual gala, Starry Night, celebrated its 26 years of arts services to our community at the Douglasville Downtown Conference Center on Saturday.
There was a buffet catered by Lori Bomar and Atlanta’s Finest Catering, a free full wine and liquor bar throughout the evening, sophisticated live music performed by the Swingtime Trio during dinner and afterwards for dancing, silent and live auctions, and free champagne for our toasts.
During the elegant evening for the arts, the CAC Board and gala-goers honored the Arts Council’s vision and volunteers – Douglas County Arts Guild President Linda Britt who is also the CAC Board Secretary received the 2012 Mable Wright Award. County Chairman Tom Worthan and Mayor Harvey Persons welcomed the crowd and eloquently expressed their support of cultural programming, arts activities, and the Cultural Arts Council during their opening remarks. Gala Co-Chairs T. Dennis Connally and Marcita Scharnhorst expressed their gratitude to arts supporters and partiers at the event.
A surprise star in this very starry night was the young Elvis, aka Harold Schulz who serenaded the ladies and got everyone onto the dance floor after dinner. Elvis was definitely in the building.