Join Mountain Lake PBS in Celebration as the Acclaimed Series 4 Premiere Approaches
Plattsburgh, NY – 12/3/2013 – There is still time to reserve seats at the 1920’s Gala & Premiere Inspired by Downton Abbey being hosted by Mountain Lake PBS on December 14, 2013. The evening begins with a cocktail hour and silent auction followed by a dinner featuring a menu inspired by Downton Abbey. The evening will culminate with a screening of the first episode of the upcoming Season 4, which premieres on Mountain Lake PBS on January 5, 2014.
Silent auction items from generous local business have been arriving steadily. Some of the highlights include a pair of earrings from Kneucraft Fine Jewelry and Design, a gift certificate to Fledging Crow Vegetables, two footballs autographed by the New York Jets, and the New York Giants, and two tickets to the 2014 US Open. The complete list of auction items can be found at mountainlake.org/downton.
Attendees will be treated to a three-course British menu. The first course will be a Cream of Tomato and Basil Soup. For the main course, guests may choose from the following: Roasted Chicken Breast with Lemon Caper Cream Sauce, Traditional Broiled Haddock, Pork Tenderloin stuffed with Dried Fruits, and Roasted Acorn Squash stuffed with Cheese Tortellini. Desert will be a traditional sweet Bread Pudding.
During the cocktail hour, guests will be treated to live music by a string quartet as they peruse the silent auction. Gala-goers will also have the opportunity to pose for a keepsake photo in front of Highclere Castle, the castle where Downton Abbey is filmed.
“The opportunity to create and host a themed event like this in our community is thrilling,” says Janine Scherline, Director of Fundraising & Business Development at Mountain Lake PBS. “The popularity of Downton Abbey coupled with the holiday season and surrounding festivities makes this the perfect event to attend with friends, family and loved ones. We anticipate a great turnout and hope to see the community come together to celebrate the spirit of the season for a great cause.”
The event, taking place at the West Side Ballroom in Plattsburgh, features a screening of the first episode of Season 4 a full three weeks before the broadcast premiere on January 5, 2014. The new season will include a number of new cast members including Paul Giamatti and Tom Cullen. Shirley Maclaine will also return this season.
Many tables have already been reserved, but a variety of ticket levels area available including a limited number of complimentary tickets to the screening only, single tickets to the gala and screening for $75, and packages for two including accommodations at the Best Western Plus Inn at Smithfield for $275. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Mountain Lake PBS.
Tickets are limited and are available online at mountainlake.org/downton, or by calling 800-836-5700.
About Mountain Lake PBS
Mountain Lake PBS produces high quality programs for local and worldwide audiences, reaching over 3.9 million viewers in New York, Vermont, Quebec and Ontario. The station also provides a host of education and outreach services for learners of all ages and devotes at least eight hours a day to programming for children.
Mountain Lake PBS’ mission is to celebrate and strengthen the civic and cultural life of the Mountain Lake region by providing distinctive telecommunications programs and services that inform, educate, involve and entertain.
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