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The 2016 Thurber Birthday Gala

You are cordially invited to join us for a celebration of humor!

Thursday, December 8, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
The Westin Columbus
310 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Tickets: $150

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Join us for a special evening of humor for James Thurber's 122nd birthday! 

The annual Thurber Birthday Gala shines the spotlight on the previous year's winner of the celebrated Thurber Prize for American Humor. In 2015 the winner was Julie Schumacher, for her novel, Dear Committee Members.

The host for the evening will be The Columbus Dispatch columnist Joe Blundo.

For a night of good friends, good fun, and award-winning humor, the 2016 Thurber Birthday Gala is the place to be.

Be sure to check out the fabulous raffle packages at the event - tickets will be available for purchase all evening on December 8!

Tickets include one drink voucher, dinner, a birthday treat, and entertainment for the evening. 

The Evening's Menu:
Regular Option:
Chicken Savannah with cornbread-pecan-maple dressing; roasted Yukon gold potatoes; bacon sauteed haricot vert with a red wine demi glace
Vegetarian Option:
Roasted Vegetable Phyllo Purse: roasted vegetable medley baked in phyllo pastry on a bed of roasted red pepper couli

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Please call (614) 464-1032 ext. 10 with any questions. If you are interested in purchasing a corporate table or a sponsorship, call Laurie Lathan at (614) 464-1032 x.12.

Parking information:
The Westin Columbus offers valet parking for $12, or self-parking in the lot behind the building for $6. The Columbus Commons parking garage is across the street, located at 55 East Rich Street, with entrances on Main and Rich Streets between High and Third Streets. Hourly rates apply at the parking garage. A limited number of parking meters are available on the surrounding streets.