NEOSHO -- About 170 people attended the 3rd Annual Sweet Arts Gala Dinner, Dance and Auction at The Civic Saturday evening. The black-tie affair is the premier fundraiser for the Neosho Arts Council and features both a live and silent auction. Local artists also had their work on display for bids. Tickets were $50 per person, and all proceeds went to benefit local artists and the arts in and around Neosho.
"If we're lucky tonight, we'll clear something between $15,000 and $20,000," says Michael Franks, spokesperson for the Neosho Arts Council board of trustees. "That will go into the Arts Council funds, and we'll use that as part of our annual budget, again, to support the arts in this area."
The next event on the Art Council's calendar is the Herman Yeagar Wine Festival at the end of April.