Originally Published: January 25, 2012 9:55 p.m.
Thanks to some exceptional service from the Daily Courier's ad department and a fine feature article about the event by Managing Editor Karen Despain, The Elks Opera House Foundation's production of "Swing Into 2012" at the opera house on New Year's Eve, was well attended, and we feel we reached our prime audience.
With Max Borjon Music, as the swing band made up of 17 players of note from the Prescott POPS Symphony, and with M.C. Danny Anderson performing as well as leading the evening's proceedings, a great evening of listening and dancing was enjoyed by a varied audience.
While there was a young couple to be married the next day who danced every dance, the families attending ranged from small ones to grandfathers and grandmothers, from mature women to young girls and boys moved by the brilliant sounds from the opera house stage, and we even enjoyed some song-alongs to familiar music selections. There were even people dancing in the aisles!
The Elks Opera House Foundation Board of Directors and the producing committees owe thanks to the people who spent a grand and glorious welcome to the New Year evening in an imitable setting in Prescott's jewel, the Elks Opera House, soon to celebrate 107 years as the premier theatre of the Central Arizona Highlands.
Elisabeth F. Ruffner, Secretary, The Elks Opera House Foundation