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ISO fundraiser: 'Wine, Women and Song'

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[AUG. 5, 2006]  SPRINGFIELD -- Edwards Place will open its doors on Friday for an open house celebration of Springfield's notable women. The event, "Wine, Women and Song," will include a silent auction, entertainment and food, with proceeds benefiting the Illinois Symphony Orchestra.

The evening will be more than a fundraiser, it is also an opportunity to meet and converse with more than 200 expected guests who come from all walks of life and professions, as well as this year's "notable women." Featured in the auction are Kavitha Cardoza, WUIS Public Radio; Karen Lynne Deal, Illinois Symphony Orchestra; Angie Dunfee, Springfield Art Association; Pamela Furr, WMAY radio; Hella Holman, life trustee, Illinois Symphony Orchestra; Georgia Hornbacker, associate concertmaster, Illinois Symphony Orchestra; Sue Mogerman, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation; Jackie Newman, Springfield Housing Authority; Kim Risinger, principal flutist, Illinois Symphony Orchestra; Jayne Wakeman, Edward Jones; Dr. Charlotte Warren, president, Lincoln Land Community College; and Elizabeth Wooley, WICS NewsChannel 20.

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Twelve guests who place the highest silent bid will take with them a lifelong memory of the special day they will spend with these Springfield notable women who will share their personal stories and behind-the-scenes look at a day in their lives.

Reservations for "Wine, Women and Song," scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 11, can be made by calling 217-522-2838 prior to Tuesday.

The Illinois Symphony Orchestra performs in Springfield and Bloomington, drawing musicians from across Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri and Wisconsin. The orchestra is supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

[Illinois Symphony Orchestra news release]

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