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Arts Group Asks Supporters to 'Take a Seat'

The Friends of the Arts are selling naming rights on the new seats in the Ferrini Auditorium at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School.

For the right price, you can have you own seat in the newly refurbished Ferrini Dramatics Center at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School.

The effort is a fundraising campaign by the Friends of the Arts, selling the naming rights to every seat in the auditorium.

Donors can choose from the nearly 600 seats in the auditorium to get a plaque with up to 90 characters. As of this week, about 30 seats had been sold.

On Tuesday night, it will be a great chance to find the perfect seat and see who already has their name on a seat at the Annual Harvest Concert and Auction.

Tuesday's event happens in the nearby cafeteria, and includes two student-led a capella groups, Kings of the Beach and the Dell Belles, plus the Concert Choir and Harmony.

It combines light music with a live and silent auction of donated items donated that include theme gift baskets and gift certificates plus a raffle for an iPad mini.

Tickets for the raffle are one for $5, three for $10 or five for $15.

There will also be baked goods on sale.

There is free admission and it is open to the public.

Proceeds from Tuesday night's Harvest Concert and Auction benefit the high school's vocal music program and the refurbishment of the school's Mason and Hamlin piano.

As for the seats, there is different pricing depending on whee the seat is located the auditorium, ranging from $250 to $1,000. The $1,000 seats are in the front three rows and the back row, with $500 seats in the middle and $250 seats near the back.

A map showing the various seats in set up in the auditorium. The seat naming can be used to remember an important friend or relative that has died.

While the donor will be able to put a name on a seat, it doesn't mean it is a personally reserved seat for any performances in the auditorium.

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