Fort Worth to host 'Gatsby' themed party as fundraiser

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Residents can channel their inner Gatsby for the 23rd annual Party in Fort Worth benefitting the Fort Worth Promotion and Development Fund.
Sundance Square is hosting the event at the Fort Worth Convention Center on Feb. 13. Tickets are on sale until Feb. 3.
“We want people to have a lot of fun so they bid on the auction items and share their treasure with us,” said fund manager Linda Fulmer.
The annual party is the sole source of funding for the Fort Worth Promotion and Development Fund, Fulmer said.
The money goes toward events that help increase Fort Worth’s exposure to the world. Fulmer said in the past this has included sending the symphony orchestra to play the Carnegie Hall Tour, funding booths for trade shows and supporting the Fort Worth Zoo.
“The goal is to enhance [Fort Worth’s] reputation on a national and international level so people want to bring businesses here,” Fulmer said.
According to the Party in Fort Worth website, this year’s event expects 1,000 guests. Guests are encouraged to follow the “1920’s swanky fabulous” dress code.
Professor D will provide the musical entertainment, Reata and Schakolad Chocolate Factory will provide food and event sponsors will provide items for live and silent auctions, according to the website.
Those who wish to attend can purchase a table, ranging in price from $3,500 to $25,000.
According to a City of Fort Worth press release, Ed Bass and Johnny Campbell are event chairs for the event. Fulmer added that they provide support to make the party possible.
“We want to make Fort Worth look good to people around the world who may not know about Fort Worth,” said Fulmer.
Tickets can be purchased online until Feb. 3.