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Margarita Madness'
Symphony League hosts fiesta

By Staff
HERE'S TO A SUCCESSFUL EVENT Liza Hannington, left, Gina Dunn, Jaime Purdy and Karie Woodall toast the upcoming Meridian Symphony League fund-raiser, "Margarita Madness." The event will be Aug. 23 at Northwood Country Club. The margarita glasses were hand-painted by local artists and will be for sale at the fund-raiser. Photo by Paula Merritt/The Meridian Star
By Penny Randall / staff writer
Aug. 3, 2003
An evening of quesadillas, fajitas, salsa and festive margaritas is on the menu as the Meridian Symphony League hosts its annual fall fund-raiser "Margarita Madness."
This year, organizers plan to go Mexican, following the successful change made last year to replace the Symphony Ball with a new themed event.
Goals achieved
Acton said the Symphony League succeeded in its goals last year of drawing a larger crowd and raising more money.
Party-goers can visit cooking stations serving everything from quesadillas to fajitas to chalupas to queso. A delicious array of desserts will also be offered and, of course, salsa and chips.
Margarita anyone?
The highlight of the event will be margaritas in assorted flavors, even mango, served in creative bar glasses hand-painted by local artists. The glasses will be $20 a piece.
With the purchase of one of the glasses, each guest will receive a free margarita as well as a chance to register to win a weekend getaway for two.
But the evening would not be the same without the silent auction, from 8 p.m.-10 p.m., featuring donations from local organizations, stores and businesses throughout Meridian and surrounding areas. Items up for bid include a trip from Corrigan Travel Agency, various children's items, many gift certificates and a 1-year membership to Anderson Fitness Center. There will also be a cash bar.