Press release: “Wednesday event to benefit Brandon’s House.”


I’m at a morning meeting called fairly quickly to plan for the reopening of the Sherman Minton Bridge. Whether rumor or fact, there seems to be the widespread impression that the reopening could come later this week. One thing for sure as the discussion today continues is that there is a worthy charitable event on Wednesday evening. Here’s the press release, as published by the News and Tribune.

Wednesday event to benefit Brandon’s House

Brandon’s House is ready to celebrate the opening of the Sherman Minton Bridge.

Beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, a party will be held at the Holiday Inn, 411 W. Spring St., New Albany, with proceeds benefiting Brandon’s House.

Valla Ann Marcus, owner of the Admiral Bicknell Inn in New Albany, has organized the event. She has collected several items for the silent and live auctions.

Entertainment will be provided by Jamey Aebersold Jazz and Raqia from Raqia Belly Dance Studio. T-shirts will be sold with a special logo designed by Stacey Freibert. Some of the items up for auction include an overnight stay at Admiral Bicknell Inn, overnight stay at Holiday Inn, floral arrangements from Nance Florist and Lavender Hill, gift certificates from Star Cleaners, Strandz and Threadz and Nance Florist. Waffle House will give away free waffles, sausage, burgers, chili, tea and coffee to those who donate to Brandon’s House.