‘Mas­quer­ade at the Man­sion’

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS -

‘MAS­QUERAD­ING AT the Man­sion’ is the theme of the fundrais­ing din­ner and dance which will be hosted by Friends of Devon House on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 22.

This event prom­ises a fab­u­lous evening of rev­elry by pa­trons, who will be pro­vided with a mask upon en­try. Dance to the mu­sic of Fab 5 and en­joy scrump­tious fare pre­pared by chef Ce­leste Gor­don on the east lawn, near the Devon House man­sion.

Pro­ceeds from the event will be used for the up­keep of the cen­turies-old land­mark – a house with ar­ti­facts owned by Ja­maica’s first black mil­lion­aire.

Chair­man of the Friends of Devon House Com­mit­tee, chef Ce­leste Gor­don, says there are also var­i­ous projects on the prop­erty which will ben­e­fit. Al­lo­ca­tion will be de­ter­mined by the man­age­ment of the mid­town land­mark.

The his­toric Devon House is an 11-acre her­itage site and has the dis­tinc­tion of be­ing one of the only large green spa­ces in Kingston, of­fer­ing free ac­cess to nearly one mil­lion peo­ple. The Friends of Devon House Phil­an­thropic Com­mit­tee is a group of vol­un­teers formed with the man­date of cre­at­ing sus­tain­able streams of in­come.

The event is en­dorsed by the Min­istry of Tourism, the over­sight body for Devon House.


The his­toric Devon House.

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