'High Society' theme of IYRS gala
On most days of the year, the International Yacht Restoration School and its students are focused on reviving classic yachts of the past. But this July, the school will focus on reviving something celluloid and not floating - the scene of a Hollywood movie classic set in Newport, to serve as a backdrop for the school's annual Summer Gala.
The Summer Gala will be held Saturday, July 15, on the IYRS
campus and will re-create the scene of the 1950s romantic comedy "High Society."
Gala attendees can purchase two types of tickets to this year's event. Attendees can arrive at 6 p.m. for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, a sit-down dinner, and a live auction, or arrive at 8:30 p.m. for the silent auction and after-dinner dance party, with music by the Perry Rossi Orchestra. Dinner tickets are $250. Dance party tickets are $75. Call 848-5777.