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Lancaster Performing Arts Center Foundation to Host Fourth Annual Speakeasy Fundraiser

Post Date:12/15/2017 9:30 AM

The Lancaster Performing Arts Center Foundation (LPACF) invites patrons to dust off their feathers and fedoras for the fourth annual Speakeasy fundraiser at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center on Saturday, January 20 at 8 p.m.

The Modern Cocktail Society will fill the air with jazz hits, befitting an evening complete with gaming tables, a cigar lounge, hors d'oeuvres, raffle prizes, and a cash bar. Attendees can try their hand at blackjack, poker, craps, and roulette for a chance to win fabulous prizes including dining, entertainment, travel, and more – a roaring good time will be had by all.

The event’s presenting sponsor is Antelope Valley Hospital. Additional sponsors include: Burkey Cox Evans & Bradford Accountancy Corp.; California Compaction Corp.; H.W. Hunter Inc.; sPower; and Thompson VonTungeln A.C.P.

All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the LPAC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Federal Tax ID# 95-4221909), which: provides Arts for Youth ticket scholarships and bus funding assistance to thousands of Antelope Valley students; funds outreaches and workshops on local school campuses; and awards an annual Performing Arts Scholarship in support of higher education within the arts. In addition, the Foundation contributes toward capital and facility enhancements at LPAC, providing a beautiful venue which will continue to serve our community for many years to come.

The Foundation Board of Directors consists of R. Steven Derryberry, President; C. Todd Porter, Vice President; Timothy Doerfler, Treasurer; Marilyn Norris, Secretary; as well as directors, Gretchen Anton; Tom Backemeyer; Tim Fuller; Michael Hinckley; Harvey Holloway; Nikki Olofson; George Passantino; John Porter, Ed.D.; Bill Silva; Becky Smith; and Mark E. Thompson.

Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased online at, at the LPAC Box Office, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd., by phone at (661) 723-5950, or through any of the LPACF Directors. For more information, please visit or contact the LPAC Foundation office at (661) 723-6096 or

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