AmCham gala tickets cost 1,500 to 1,700 crowns.
photo: Ďurino Shelley
The programme will be both official and entertaining, featuring the traditional turkey dinner. Famous guitar melodies from the 80s and 90s will be performed by the Silent Duo group. The official welcoming ceremony will begin at 18:50, led by AmCham president Mari Novak, and will be followed by short speeches from Slovak government officials and representatives of the American Embassy.
Then comes what Thanksgiving is really about: gorging on turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Brownies will also be served. While tasting the American specialities particular to the American holiday, visitors can listen to classical music performed by a Slovak Quartet.
Later that evening, the Slovak-British cover band Drink Drank Drunk will invite visitors who haven't eaten too much to dance the night away. Moreover, the chamber will hold its 6th Thanksgiving Fund Raising Drive, which includes a money collection for charities in Slovakia such as League Against Cancer, Centre For Social Care, Quo Vadis drug centre and Mother Theresa Missionaries of Charity.
Friday, November 24 at 18:00 at the PKO park on Nábrežie L. Svobodu 3. Admission Price for AmCham members is 1,500 Sk, for non-members 1,700 Sk. Tickets will be pre-sold at the AmCham office on the 5th floor of the Hotel Danube. Tel: 5934 0508, or fax: 5934 0556.
By Zuzana Habšudová
20. Nov 2000 at 0:00