Milford Arts Council Hosts Their Third Annual Oscar Gala

Savannah Mailloux

Staff Writer

On February 22, the Milford Arts Council hosted its third annual Oscars Gala. Members and non-members of the community were encouraged to attend. Black tie affair was encouraged, as many chose to don fitted suits and sparkling gowns. With a cash bar and an abundance of appetizers ready for consumption, the event will remain a hit for many in the city of Milford. Complete with a red carpet for guests, it was a night to appreciate and remember the great films of 2014.

With tickets being $30 each, some may wonder if the event is worth the money. However, they are not aware of the many opportunities to receive free gifts and food. For example, there were three drawings to receive a bottle of wine provided by local stores. There was also a silent auction for prize packages, titled respectively by motion picture companies like Paramount Pictures and Warner Brothers Entertainment. Some of the prize packages included gift cards to local restaurants like Bin 100 and Fratelli’s as well as a vouchers to a nearby spa. Appetizers and dessert are included in every ticket. Food scoured one long table, ranging from pita bread with hummus to chocolate chip cookies, with golden-starred plates to match the general theme of the event.

            The event celebrated the 87th Academy Awards. With fan favorites like American Sniper and The Grand Budapest Hotel nominated, many anxiously waited for the results. A ballot was completed with a pool of money in a basket to be given to one lucky winner at the end of the night. Many guessed Birdman and Boyhood to win coveted awards like Best Director and Best Picture. Each table had its own famous actor or actress to represent the table. Amy Adams and Robert Duvall were just a couple of the examples. To coincide with that, there were two rounds of trivia about previous Oscar-winning films and stars. Table decorations included cups full of chocolate in the shape of masks and “Action!” clips, confetti, and programs about the event.