Thurber Birthday Gala

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

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

The annual Thurber Birthday Gala shines the spotlight on the previous year's winner of the celebrated Thurber Prize for American Humor. In 2015 Julie Schumacher became the first female winner of the Prize for her novel, Dear Committee Members. The host for the evening will be humorist and 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.

Tickets include one drink voucher, dinner, a birthday treat, and entertainment for the evening.
Regular Entree: Chicken Savannah with cornbread-pecan-maple dressing; roasted Yukon gold potatoes; bacon sauteed haricot vert with a red wine demi glace
Vegetarian Entree: Roasted Vegetable Phyllo Purse - roasted vegetable medley baked in phyllo pastry over a bed of roasted red pepper coulis

Tickets will be available at the event for our annual raffle with fantastic prizes!

For more information, contact Laurie Lathan at (614) 464-1032 x.12 or

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.

deadline for ticket purchases: friday, December 2