On behalf of Julianne Greak and Jennifer Webster, co-chairs of “Dinner and Dancing Under the Stars,” the Museum of East Texas cordially invites you attend this annual event benefiting the museum from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in the north galleries. For information or to purchase tickets, please contact the museum at 639-4434.

The evening will include fabulous food and desserts. Patrons are invited to BYOB; drink mixers will be provided. No red wine, please. Party casual attire is encouraged and dancing shoes are a must.

According to Julianne Greak, co-chair, “Dinner and Dancing Under the Stars will be decorated with a Mardi Gras theme. The tables will be adorned with colorful Mardi Gras colors. Centerpieces will be the focal point of the evening with glass Eiffel Tower vases embellished with lustrous green, purple and yellow feathers. Beads and masks will be added to give the centerpiece that extra touch.”

Amazing floral arrangements will be provided by Donna Dorman of Donna’s Floral.

Generous friends of the museum have donated art, jewelry, parties for children and for adults, fabulous trips, wine and spirits, a cocktail party for 30 to be held in the splendor of the Museum Guild’s Festival of Trees, donated by the board of trustees and executive director, and many other items for the live and silent auctions.

The Museum of East Texas thanks its generous sponsors, Georgia-Pacific, Lufkin Printing Company, A-1 Party Rentals Inc., The Lufkin Daily News and Donna’s Floral for their support of this event.

Dinner and Dancing 2018 committee members are Debbie Alexander, Trent Ashby, Aruna Bachireddy, Anita Caraway, Brenda Elliott, Kayla Garris, Laney Henderson, Len Medford, Andrew and Paula Moore, Alexis Pigg, Jonathon Pinner, Layne Thompson and Hilary Walker.

The museum extends many thanks to all members of the board of trustees, Museum Guild and museum membership for their dedication to the educational mission of the Museum of East Texas.

The museum was founded in 1976 by the Lufkin Service League (now Junior League of Lufkin) so families, especially children, would have the same cultural enrichment opportunities as those in urban areas. The museum’s primary mission has always been education through exhibitions of visual arts and humanities.

We look forward to seeing you for “Dinner and Dancing Under the Stars.’’

J.P. McDonald is the executive director of the Museum of East Texas. Her email address is jpmcdonald@metlufkin.org.