The time, 1922. The evening, unforgettable. From stylish décor to decadent entertainment, join the festivities and cavort without restraint. Escape from normality and satisfy your tender curiosities of all things magical in a magnificent evening of true luxury.
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL, Thursday, March 03, 2016 - Volkswagen of St. Augustine is hosting its third annual, “A Great Gatsby Affair,” at their location on US1 South on Friday, May 6th, 2016 from 7:30 -10:30 p.m. All proceeds go to support local non-profit, the St. Johns Cultural Council (SJCC). Guests are encouraged to get dressed in their finest 1920s attire. Two authentic, 1920s classic cars will be onsite as part of the backdrop with live jazz music will be provided by Danielle Eva, a 3rd place winner of the Billie Holiday Vocal Competition. This year’s event will be kept “underground” and a secret passcode must be given for entry. To boot, a moonshine bar has been added to fulfill the speakeasy theme. Silent auction items are all set with low reserves and include, but are not limited to skydiving tickets, pontoon rentals, a Colorado vacation home, a family membership to the Alligator Farm, restaurant certificates and much more!
Tickets are currently on sale for $55 per person or $100 per couple, and can be purchased at Volkswagen of St. Augustine, Vienrich Allstate Agency in World Golf Village, or by visiting GatsbyForCharity.com. There will also be a spread of heavy Italian hors d’oeuvres provided by Café Atlantico that will be included with entry.
Over the last two years, the event has raised over $17,000 to benefit local charities. This year’s beneficiary, SJCC, is active throughout St. Johns County furthering visual, literary and performing arts for students, the elderly, and aspiring artists who may not otherwise have the ability to expand their creative outlets. Volkswagen of St. Augustine Owners, Joe & Sway DiFeo, are passionate about supporting local non-profits, and are artists and musicians themselves. Since opening their doors in December of 2013, VW of St. Augustine has been able to contribute nearly $100,000 to local charities, and continues to allocate an annual budget for community support and sponsorships. You can learn more about their community outreach efforts by visiting www.VWStAug.com/Giving-Back.