ROCK ISLAND, Ill, (KWQC) – Friends of Hauberg Civic Center announced its first major fundraiser, “A Great Gatsby Gala.” It will take place on Sat., Oct. 1, 2016 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the historic Hauberg-Denkmann mansion, 1300 24th St. Tickets include heavy hors d’ oeuvres, beer, wine, and champagne. There will also be a silent auction sponsored by the Rock Island Art Guild that provides a rare opportunity to purchase original and recent pieces in many mediums. You will enjoy the ambience and special evening decorations as you nibble, drink, and peruse fine art in this historic home. Costumes to add to the fun atmosphere are encouraged but are not required.
Tickets at $75.00 per person can be purchased from <https://www.eventbrite.com> (search for Hauberg Great Gatsby Gala). If you prefer, send your send your check to FOHCC, P.O. Box 3174, Rock Island, IL 61204-3174.
Friends of Hauberg Civic Center is a 501c3 organization that was formed this year to support maintenance and programming at the Prairie style home that was donated to the City of Rock Island by the Hauberg children in 1956. Designed by Prairie school architect Robert C. Spencer, the home and its large garage/stable are a gem that is centrally located in Rock Island. The buildings are surrounded by 10 acres of grounds designed by Prairie school landscape designer, Jens Jensen. This landscape is undergoing restoration based on the original Jensen plans.