From the ship’s menu to Edwardian costumes to replicas of the jewelry worn by Mrs. John Jacob Astor and the Unsinkable Mollie Brown, attendees will be treated to an extraordinary dinner and auction benefiting the Episcopal Church of the Advent.
“We wanted to do something truly memorable for the event this year by recapturing the romance of travel on the high seas,” say Auction Co-Chairmen Anne C. Howell and Catherine W. (“Becki”) Masden. “Life was glamorous in those days. It has been an exciting challenge and a lot of fun to pull it all together. The only things we have left out at this point are Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.”
“A Night to Remember” features a silent auction including dinners at local restaurants, spa services, tickets to sporting events, collectible and designer jewelry, antiques, and several works of art. Elizabeth Monarch of Remax 100 will auction a select group of items for the live auction, which include a week at a condominium in a private gated community in Pawley’s Island, South Carolina; a week at a 1.5 million dollar chalet atop the Smokey Mountains in Maggie Valley, North Carolina; and a week at a golf-front condominium in Fort Meyers, Florida.
Proceeds from “A Night to Remember” will help the Church of the Advent extend its outreach programs and keep the doors of this historic Cherokee Triangle landmark open.
“We are very excited about the event,” says Advent’s new rector, Rev. Dr. Timothy J. Mitchell, who recently returned home to Louisville. “We have several programs that support the community, but we are a small congregation, and it is a challenge. The support we receive at this event will enable us to grow and expand our reach, which is especially important as increasing numbers of people are looking to our church for help. I think Advent has a unique mission and is well postured to make a difference in our community. I’m very grateful for the excitement and support of Advent’s parishioners as well as the generosity of so many non-parishioner friends of Advent.”
“A Night to Remember” sets sail at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 26th. Tickets are $50.00 per person, which includes the menu served the first class passengers on the Titanic. Contact Mrs. Lewis (“Cathy”) Hicks at (502) 451-6066 for reservations or more information. Church of the Advent is located at 901 Baxter Avenue, where downtown Louisville meets the Bardstown Road corridor—a village church in the heart of it all.