A GYPSY PRINCE IS COMING TO DEARBORN

DEARBORN — A Gypsy prince is coming to Dearborn to attend the Ball of the Gypsy Prince. He will bring along his violin to serenade party-goers attending the Ball, a gala to raise funds for the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra.

The black-tie gala will take place on at 6 p.m. May 22 at the Dearborn Country Club, 800 N. Military in. It will include many Hungarians who remember the fashionable parties in Hungary with food and drink resembling the food of their home country.

To create an atmosphere, the party will begin with hors d’oeuvres and champagne and sparkling water and a martini bar backed by tunes of strolling musicians. A few will don Hungarian dress while others will be in black-tie and party dresses.

Promptly at 6:45 p.m. Gloria Nycek, ball coordinator will open the doors to the ballroom, lavishly decorated Hungarian-style. She will call on Dearborn Symphony Orchestra President Sandy Butler to give opening remarks and will ask John Matthews Jr., co-chairman, to deliver the evening’s toast.

Entertainment begins as dessert is served and the long-waited Gypsy will appear on the ballroom balcony playing Hungarian music on his violin. Jacqueline Csurgai-Schmitt, Dearborn Symphony pianist-in-residence, will perform a piano solo followed by the Csipke Dance Ensemble.

Over 60 singles and couples have become benefactors and will be included in the May 14 Benefactor Party hosted by Don and Mary Kosch at their Dearborn home. Kosch is owner of the Dearborn Sausage Co.

Call Bonnie Theisen at (313) 565-2424 to become a benefactor.

Steve Szatmari, owner of The Hungarian Rhapsody restaurant in Southgate, will provide the Benefactor Party Hungarian meal, bringing goulash, pork loin, spaetzel noodles, cabbage and desserts. The Koschs will provide wine and hors d’oeuvres. Symphony conductor Kypros Markou will entertain playing violin music.

Dancing bgins at 9 p.m to the tunes of the Billy Rose Orchestra, and those who wish can meet a Gypsy Fortune Teller. The martini bar will remain open and cigars will be available for those who wish to move to the club patio.

Fidelity Bank is the main sponsor.

The cost to attend the May 22 gala is $175 per person. The cost to attend the Benefactor Party and the gala is $300. Call Theisen at (313) 565-2424 or (313) 982-1960 for reservations.

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