01/27/2012 - The 19th annual Cabaret Night, a fundraiser for Friends of CCS Music and Art ("FOMA"), will be held Friday, Jan. 27 from 5-9 pm at Cooperstown High School. The evening features four hours of musical performances by Cooperstown students, faculty and community members along with a Brooks BBQ Chicken dinner featuring homemade desserts and a raffle.
Some of the performers include, Gonzo the Band, Goats, Not All Blues, Francois, Emilio & A Dog and school ensembles including Harmonia, the Middle and High School Jazz bands, and a group of students from the Elementary School Band. A few of the solo performers include, Julia Robinson, Joey Katz and Ali Davine with many more performers and singers to be featured during the Cabaret.
A Brook's chicken dinner will be served from 5 - 7:30 p.m. at tables decorated with artwork from Kristen Karasek's and Jill Accordino's middle and high school students. Dinners are made possible though the generosity of the following local businesses: Stewart's Shops, Heller's Farm, Price Chopper, TOPS, Walmart Superstore, Hannaford, Fly Creek Cider Mill, BJ's and Schneider's Bakery. The cost for dinners is $10/half chicken and $7/quarter. Takeouts will be available.
A raffle drawing supported by generous donations from over 20 local organizations, individuals and businesses will cap the evening's festivities. The raffle includes donated items including, an original oil painting by Mary Nolan, Glimmerglass Festival tickets, art supplies from Golden Artist Colors, a number of original art pieces from Sam and Hilda Wilcox, $100 cash prize from Alpern Foundation, specialty items donated by Mikal Sky-Shrewsberry and other treasures.
"Cabaret Night has become a community tradition," says Friends of CCS Music and Art (FOMA) President Holly Hren. "We have a great evening planned. Everyone is welcome to come, enjoy the music and delicious food, and support the arts and our scholarship program." Hren said FOMA appreciates all the items and services donated by the businesses, individuals, and nonprofit organizations. "This event provides opportunities for students to showcase their talents and to connect with the community through the arts. Add up all the hard work of the volunteers and performers and you have an amazing evening."