Fun for a cause

By M. Scott Morris
Daily Journal
TUPELO – On Saturday, Broadway Street will close between Jefferson and Court streets.
Instead of traffic in front of the Lyric Theatre, you’ll find a live band, a buffet, an art auction and liquid refreshments.
“It’s a street festival,” said Jennie Bradford Curlee, president of the Lyric Krewe.
Specifically, it’s the sixth annual Music, Monet and Margaritas, a chance to have fun for a good cause. The $15 spent on a Music, Monet and Margaritas ticket will go toward Tupelo Community Theatre’s educational programs.
“A ticket gets you Mexican food and your first margarita,” Curlee said. “As soon as you get here, the food line will be open and we’ll have music by the Jam Band.
In addition, there will be a silent auction featuring a variety of work donated by Lee County artists.
The event will run from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. “because the city shuts us down at midnight,” Curlee said.
The Lyric Krewe includes TCT volunteers, season ticket-holders and people who want to help out. Past Music, Monet and Margarita events have funded a presentation of “I Didn’t Think,” a play about bullying. TCT and Junior Auxiliary teamed up to make the play available in schools.
“All of the money raised from Music, Monet and Margaritas goes to a wonderful cause,” Curlee said. “We want everyone to come out and support the theater and enjoy a night of fun.”
Contact M. Scott Morris at (662) 678-1589 or scott.morris@djournal.com.

Scott Morris