Calling all flappers and dapper gentlemen! Take a trip back to the roaring 1920s during the Saline High School Rowing team’s Great Gatsby Regatta on Tuesday, Aug. 15. The F. Scott Fitzgerald-inspired event is held annually to raise funds for the rowing club, build community awareness and recruit new members.
The dinner and wine event takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. at Mac’s Acadian Seafood Shack in downtown Saline. The night features amazing food and wine, great auction items, a best costume contest and a new boat christening. This year's silent auction features original artwork, fitness equipment and travel packages.
“The Great Gatsby Regatta has become a highly anticipated event and is the only fundraiser for our program,” said Bill Christen, president of the Saline Rowing Club. “This year’s event will also be a celebration of ourspring season where the team won two state championships and sent a another boat the the national championships.”
Attendees are encouraged (but not required) to dress in ‘20s-era garb such as flapper outfits, straw hats and bow ties, or other period attire. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes. A photographer will capture attendees next to an antique car.
“It’s always a fun-filled evening with 1920's music and great food. And it helps give our high school rowers the equipment they need to be one of the fastest teams in the state,” Christen said.
The cost of the event is $60 per person or become a sponsor by reserving a table of 8 for $500. Table sponsors receive special recognition during the event. Tickets may be purchased online at: https://saline.revtrak.net/Rowing/Great-Gatsby/#/list