HARVARD -- The Harvard Schools Trust will host a special 25th Anniversary Dinner-Theater Gala on Saturday, March 29.

"We are thrilled beyond belief to be celebrating 25 years of supporting the local schools," said Terry Symula, co-president, Harvard Schools Trust. "Over the past quarter century, the trust has awarded more than 400 educational enrichment grants to The Bromfield School and Hildreth Elementary School. We look forward to another 25 years."

"The Harvard Schools Trust is a unique treasure. While district leaders make tough budget decisions, the Harvard Schools Trust continues to fund special learning projects," said Dr. Linda Dwight, principal, Hildreth Elementary School. "We highly value this partnership which benefits students, staff and the community."

The 25th anniversary gala extravaganza will begin with a production by the award-winning Bromfield Drama Society, "No Exit" (Huis Clos) by Jean-Paul Sartre. The show will also feature a vocal solo, cello solo and duet selections with piano accompaniment from "Carmina Burana" by Carl Orff. The play is directed by George Kendall, theater arts and English literature faculty, Bromfield School. Musical performances are directed by Thomas Reynolds, music director, and Rebecca Ufema, choral director.

6 p.m. -- Opening curtain at Cronin Auditorium, Bromfield School, 14 Massachusetts Avenue

7:15 p.m. -- Gourmet French cuisine at the Fellowship Building, 7 Elm St.

Tickets: $60 per person. Checks payable to Harvard Schools Trust, P.


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Purchase tickets online at: harvardschoolstrust.org/GalaReservationForm.aspx.

Contact Harvard Schools Trust at 978-456-5085 or email galainfo@harvardschoolstrust.org.

After a performance by the Bromfield School's drama and music departments, the audience will walk together to the Fellowship Building for a gourmet French dinner catered by Lucia's Tavola. Musical entertainment and a silent auction featuring local products and services (such as fine art, yoga, landscaping) will round out the night.

All proceeds from the 25th Anniversary Dinner-Theater Gala will be used to fund grants for educational enrichment programs at Hildreth Elementary School and Bromfield School. To view educational grants the Trust has awarded Harvard Public Schools, visit harvardschoolstrust.org/Grants/GrantsHistory.aspx. To become a trust member, go to harvardschoolstrust.org/Membership.aspx.