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Arkansas PBS Foundaion Roaring '20s cocktail reception features period costume contest, dancing, door prizes Dec. 19

Posted 08 Nov 2013

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Foundation will host a Roaring '20s cocktail reception inspired by the Academy Award-winning "Masterpiece" series "Downton Abbey" Thursday, Dec. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Wildwood Park for the Arts, 20919 Denny Road, Little Rock.

Fans of "Downton Abbey" are invited to join the Arkansas PBS Foundaion for an evening of elegance at a Roaring '20s cocktail reception featuring cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, music, dancing, a period photo booth, costume contest and door prizes.

Tickets to the Roaring '20s cocktail reception and screening are $50. A limited number of tickets are available at no charge for the screening only by advanced reservation. Doors open for those attending the screening only at 7:15. While strongly encouraged, costumes are not required. Additional information and tickets are available at or by calling 1-800-662-2386.

This fundraising event benefits the Arkansas PBS Foundaion, and all proceeds will support programming on AETN, Arkansas's PBS affiliate and only statewide public service media network.

The event is sponsored, in part, by Starving Artist Café, Sunbelt Convention Services, Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Little Rock and Vintage Cars of Arkansas and Rock Town Distillery. "Downton Abbey: Season 4" will premiere Sunday, Jan. 5, at 9 p.m. on AETN.

The Arkansas PBS Foundaion exists to raise the funds necessary to support AETN's mission of enhancing lives through trusted public television programs and educational services. The Foundation provides Arkansans opportunities to connect with the only statewide public media outlet by becoming a financial donor, corporate or foundation partner, volunteer, or by other means of giving. The Arkansas PBS Foundaion builds relationships between AETN, donors and viewers and is committed to being a transparent and accountable steward of private financial support.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) is Arkansas's statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. For more information, visit, or follow the AETN blog at AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).