Get out your best sparkly vest and top hat. The Golden Tones chorus will take over Wayland's on May 6 for the chorus' third annual fundraiser, "Puttin' On a Little Ritz."
This year's event will feature ABC News reporter Gail Huff as a special honored guest.
“I love the fact that the passion for music is so alive in a group of people who share their joys, memories and camaraderie with others,” Huff said in a press release. “Music is medicine for the soul, and one of the best ways to bring people together."
The event will feature silent and live auctions, a 50/50 cash raffle, a dance contest game with "a choice musical prize," raffle baskets, gourmet refreshments and a cash bar. Tickets are $25 and can purchased at the door or in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Gail Huff’s support for our program has inspired us to demonstrate the joyful power of singing at our Ritz event,” said Golden Tones director Deborah Marion. “We’re turning the place into a vocal festival featuring three singing groups. Picture a big dance party with the MidLife Crisis Band, and at certain moments, a new ensemble will appear on the dance floor to serenade the guests."
The proceeds from "Puttin' on a Little Ritz" go to support the musical outreach programs of the Godlen Tones, which is now in its 24th season. The group's singers and dancers are retirement age individuals from Concord, Framingham, Holliston, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Marlborough, Natick, Sherborn, Sudbury, Swampscott, Waltham, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston and Westwood.
Performing more than 50 concerts each year, the Golden Tones' mission is to “sing and dance to lift spirits, have fun, and promote health and social engagement for ourselves and our audiences.”
"Puttin' on a Little Ritz" takes place May 6 at 2 p.m. at Sandy Burr Country Club.