Join Hank Zona for Wine, Music and Fun at CHS Drama Club Fundraiser 12/4

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“An Evening with Hank Zona” is a benefit to support CHS’s Parnassian Society in its quest to perform at next year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The event — complete with a guided wine tasting, appetizers, music, an auction and lots of fun — will be held Friday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at The Orange Lawn Tennis Club in South Orange.

Columbia High School drama students were tapped to perform at the renowned Fringe Festival. Some two dozen South Orange – Maplewood teens will travel to Edinburgh in August, 2016 to perform on the world stage, representing CHS, the school district, and the community.

“We ask for your support in making this happen,” said CHS teacher and head of the drama club, Janet Bustrin.

Here is more information about the event and how to purchase tickets.

An Evening with Hank Zona Wine and Silent Auction

  • Delicious appetizers, a guided tasting, music, silent auction, 50/50, and lots of fun!
  • Friday, December 4th at 7:00 p.m. at The Orange Lawn Tennis Club, 305 N. Ridgewood Road, South Orange.
  • Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at Maplewood Stationers at 171 Maplewood Avenue or at Kitchen a la Mode, 19 South Orange Avenue in South Orange. (You must be 21 or older to attend). Or call Janet Bustrin at 973-713-6866 for reservations and information.

Visit this GoFundMe page to donate toward the effort to get CHS students to Edinburgh.

“Columbia is diverse in many ways, including economically,” said Bustrin. “Some 500 of its 1,900+ students are eligible for free/reduced lunch, the federal measure of economic need. To ensure that all eligible students can attend the Fringe Festival, parents and students are raising funds. We hope to bring down the cost of the trip for all, and to further assist students with greater need.

We’re grateful for your help in sending our talented teens to the Fringe, where they can represent the community, while they broaden their own vision of the world. Thank you very much for your support of CHS students!”

Zona, who is no longer a CHS parent but is still deeply involved in the school, said the event is extra special to him because he originally was co-organizing it with CHS parent and South Orange resident Marcia Worth-Baker, who passed away in September.

“I wanted to make sure that at least the event still happened,” said Zona.  “I know it would have unquestionably been a successful event if Marcia was still here promoting it and drumming up support, so I hope we all can still make it a success and a springboard for the fundraising and publicity of this opportunity for the students.

Orange Lawn can accommodate up to 100 guests, and Zona is hoping to get close to that many. Get your tickets now for what is sure to be an entertaining and festive event!



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