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Monday, September 14, 2009

Generation Charleston is Celebrating Speakeasy Style

Generation Charleston is going back to the roaring twenties for the annual Generations Celebration.

The emerging leaders group of the Charleston Area Alliance will transform the University of Charleston Rotunda into a 1920’s speakeasy on Saturday, Sept. 26 starting at 8 p.m.

"The Generations Celebration is an opportunity for anyone, of any generation, to celebrate all that makes Charleston a great place to live and work," said special events co-captain Rachelle Beckner. "For the members of Generation Charleston – who have worked hard all year on community service projects, professional development and promoting downtown living – it's a time to let our hair down and enjoy our successes for the year.”

Once inside the speakeasy, guests will enjoy food, drinks and entertainment, and a card game awaits those who can recite the speakeasy password (printed on tickets).

To make the night an authentic 20’s entertainment experience, Generation Charleston will show a silent film during the event and play traditional 20’s music throughout the night. And it doesn’t stop there. Club Dance of Dunbar will offer swing lessons and then give guests a chance to show off their best 20’s moves in a dance contest.

Guests should don their finest 1920’s attire. Generation Charleston will award the best costume a $50 Capitol Market gift certificate.

Maple Creative, Proud Eagle Distributing and the Vault, along with Generation Charleston’s title sponsor BrickStreet Insurance, are helping support the event.

Tickets are $25 each and are available on-line through the Charleston Area Alliance Web site at The ticket price at the door is $30.

Tickets also are available at Capital Roasters – 160 Summers Street and Capitol Market locations - NTelos retail stores – Town Center Mall, South Ridge Center, Teays Valley and Saint Albans Mall – and the Purple Onion at Capitol Market.

Don’t miss out on this event. It’s sure to be the cat’s meow!


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