The Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation is going above and beyond for this year’s Valentine’s Ball, creating a full-scale Venetian Masquerade.

        Venice will come alive at the Lyceum the evening of February 9th,” says Anne Helm, in charge of this year’s decorations..
    “A gondolier will park your car; you’ll sip a bilini as you walk under the Rialto Bridge; chat with friends at Harry’s Bar; dance in St. Mark’s Square, and drink espresso at cafe tables.
    On top of all that, artist-designed masks will highlight the silent auction.
    Helping create this fantasy will be Meeting Dynamics, who are building sets that include a painting of St. Mark’s Cathedral and a Rialto Bridge “replica.”
    Local artist Mary Segars painted the picture on this year’s invitation (see above).
All proceeds will benefit the Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation.
For more information, or to order tickets, call 522-5774.