Monday, February 25, 2013

Inaugural Mayor's Dinner Details

FIRST MAYOR'S DINNER
Today the City of Costa Mesa provided more information about the inaugural Mayor's Dinner that Mayor Jim Righeimer has been talking about for a few weeks.

 

RECEPTION, DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT
This event, with the ironic theme "Costa Mesa Mayor's Celebration: The Art Of Leadership", will be held at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Samueli Theatre on April 25th and includes a hosted reception, dinner and a Beatles tribute show.  Two Costa Mesans will be honored that evening with a Lifetime Achievement Award and a Mayor's Award.  Pre-dining entertainment will be provided by music students from Costa Mesa and Estancia high schools.

FUNDRAISER FOR LOCAL ARTS PROGRAMS
According to the press release, HERE, this event is presented by the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce and the South Coast Metro Alliance in collaboration with PBS SoCal.  Organizers hope to raise more than $30,000 for local arts programs: $10,000 each for the arts programs at Costa Mesa and Estancia high schools, and $5,000 for PBS SoCal and Segerstrom Center for the Arts educational programs.  They have a nifty web site available with plenty of important informtion, HERE.

A GREAT IDEA
Personally, I think this is a GREAT idea to demonstrate that Costa Mesa is a town where the leadership actually supports more than just high school football.  I looked at the participation opportunities on the web site and hope each of you will pony up for this great event.  Sorry, but you'll have to attend without me - my Levi's and Reyn-Spooner shirts would be just a little out of place.

HEY!  LOOK AT ME!
Those of you who think this is just another self-aggrandizement opportunity for Righeimer as he positions himself for higher office... well....

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1 Comments:

Blogger just wondering... said...

Well..yeah! I'd love to see a fundraiser for those community groups. I'd rather donate, and most likely will, without going to that dinner. It would be too hard to eat while looking at that guy.

2/26/2013 12:41:00 PM  

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