NEWPORT — The North Country Friends of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s annual benefit party “Swing into Spring” will be hosted at Spates the Florist and Garden Center in Newport on May 24, from 6:15 – 8:15 p.m.
The event will offer live entertainment by the Maple Leaf Seven, a traditional jazz group also specializing in swing and dance styles from St. Johnsbury.
Attendees will have the chance to socialize with friends while strolling through Spates’ greenhouses to take advantage of exquisite plants at special VSO discounts.
The cost is $35 per person and includes gourmet appetizers and two complimentary beverage choice of beer, wine or soda.
Tickets are available in advance at Spates the Florist, Memphremagog Arts Collaborative, or at vso.org.
All proceeds support the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and its SymphonyKids outreach program.
Last season, SymphonyKids programs reached over 3,500 students in the North Country with 34 presentations serving 28 different schools in 25 different communities.