Zionsville Showchoirs to host “Sip and Swirl” Fundraiser at Ruth’s Chris
Following each performance, audience members agree that “Zionsville has a lot of talent,” but it takes more than talent to prepare these ensembles for crowd-pleasing performances and the upcoming competition season.
Costumes, clinicians, and choreographers are expenses that are not covered by the school system’s budget. Ensemble participants all pay fees to help underwrite the cost of pursuing excellence. “But those fees don’t cover ALL of these expenses,” says Jen Luczak, President of Zionsville Showchoirs, Inc. (ZSI), the non-profit parent organization that supports the young people’s efforts. “That’s where ZSI steps in. We raise money throughout the year to lessen the burden on show choir ensemble members and their families. Events, like our Holiday Home Tour, presented in conjunction with Christmas in the Village, help us to make up the difference for ensemble members and their families.”
A new fundraiser, Sip & Swirl, has been introduced as a fun event to support the Showchoirs without requiring the investment of time on the part of the ensemble members, who are busily preparing for the competition season, which starts in February.
“We really wanted something fun that parents and community members would enjoy, post-holiday,”
says Lorene Wright, co-chair of ZSI Fundraising.
The event, scheduled for January 22, from 5-8 p.m., at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse’s new Keystone location, will be a wine-tasting event, including hors d’oeuvres and instruction from the sommelier. “We hope the Zionsville community, show choir alumni and families will participate in the fun and gather to reminisce and anticipate competition season.”