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Friday, April 10, 2009

iFest Mayor's Gala Honors Lori Gallagher & John Kane

The Houston International Festival has requested that I advise you of a special discount (Special Irish Community Discount) for the Friends of the University of St.Thomas Center for Irish Studies, members of The Irish Society and members of the Irish community in Houston (Irish Aires Fans). What: Mayor's Gala for the Houston International Festival Honorees: Honorary Consul General of Ireland John B. Kane and Lori Gallagher, Director, University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies When: Thursday, April 16 Underwriters' Reception: 6:30 p.m. Dinner: 7:30 p.m. Where: Hilton Americas Hotel downtown, 1600 Lamar, Houston, TX 77010 (by the George R. Brown Convention Center) Cost: $150 per person (originally $500 per person) Underwriter Tables: $10,000 Patron Tables: $5,000 Proceeds Benefit: Arts and Education Programs of the Houston International Festival Foundation, Inc. RSVP: See the attached form to complete and return to the IFEST staff or call them for reservations as soon as possible (see phone and email below) Dress: Black-tie Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.Please make checks payable to The Houston Festival Foundation, Inc. 4203 Montrose Blvd., Suite 200, Houston, Texas 77006 For more information, email or call 713-654-8808, ext. 380 Note that the Houston International Festival featuring Ireland will be held the last 2 weekends of April: April 18-19, 2009 April 25-26, 2009 Sat, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. Sun 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. Where: Downtown at City Hall, Tranquility Park and Sam Houston Park $10.00 Early-Bird Admission Available April 1 – 13, online and H-E-B Stores $15.00 Regular Admission Available April 14 through end of Festival and at the Gate FREE Target Kids Free (kids 12 and under are FREE) All proceeds benefit the Houston International Festival arts and education programs. For more information on the 2009 Houston International Festival, call 713-654-8808 or access the Festival’s official website at (click application to enlarge)
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