The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra’s end-of-season fundraiser, the Annual Garden Party, grossed an all-time high on June 17, in the amount of $56,000. Bob and Lindalee Fitton opened their residence, Fitton’s Landing on East Boulevard Drive in Alexandria, to the ASO. The event was chaired by Grady C. Frank, Jr., and he was joined by committee members Gincy Carosi, Julie Dyson, and Donnan C. Wintermute in planning the event.
Several business partners contributed to the success of the event, including caterers Brabo Restaurant and Bittersweet Café, Unwined, and Lindsay Cadillac.
The Garden Party is the ASO’s major special event fundraiser and is an annual spring event, with a previous high of $52,000. Previous venues for the event have included the Boyhood Home of Robert E. Lee on Oronoco Street, Clarens Estate on North Quaker Lane, and the Lord Fairfax House on Cameron Street.
The ASO will be expanding to include a jazz orchestra series next season during 2010-2011. Full details available at www.alexsym.org.