Here’s looking at you, kid

Brandywine in Black returns for the fifth year on Saturday, April 14 from 5 to 10 p.m. Sparks of gold will pulsate throughout the room as this year’s chosen accent color. Organizers have “rounded up the usual suspects” for the “Casablanca” themed evening and are looking forward to the “beginning of beautiful friendships.” Adding to the fun and excitement of Brandywine in Black, the gala’s location is a secret and will be revealed to party goers on the evening of Thursday, April 12.

Last year the event was at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. This venue is supposed to be larger. Where can it be?

Brandywine in Black is like no other black-tie dinner you have ever seen. It is a B-Y-O-Everything, which pumps incredible energy into the room. Guests bring their own food, drink, tableware and centerpieces. Competition for the best table décor is fierce but friendly and organically serves as part of the evening’s entertainment. The Silent Auction has expanded this year with new items and exciting bidding. There will be a DJ playing your favorite tunes. You may be tempted to ask him to, “Play it again, Sam,” but please don’t.

Instead of sitting stiff and bored at your assigned table looking at identically dressed tables to your left and right, each table at Brandywine in Black is unique, the decorations limited only by the imagination. Guests are sure to stroll table to table to marvel at the creativity that is sure to be unleashed in response to the year’s compelling theme. Perhaps we will see a trench coat, fedora or fez as “décor” extends to people as well. Mingling to see the table decorations is the best icebreaker ever and quickly transforms the room into a relaxed, fun party. Shoes that reflect the chosen theme or color are another Brandywine in Black tradition, and women, as well as men, will vie for best prize in that category as well.

Brandywine in Black is the brainchild of Vince Moro of Chadds Ford, who was frustrated when he could not get a ticket to Philadelphia’s Diner en Blanc several years ago and decided to mount his own “diner” here in the Chadds Ford area. The accent color gold commemorates five years of giving back to the community and raising money for a good cause. In recent years, the “good cause” has been Neighbors for Crebilly, LLC. Monies raised from Brandywine in Black will help with the legal expenses to save the historic 322-acre Crebilly Farm from development.

Reserve a table for you and your friends or join the community table and make new friends. Think about it—if you miss Brandywine in Black, you’ll regret it—maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.

Don’t delay. Order your tickets ($30 – 40) now. To purchase tickets, click here.

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