The cotillion is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 10 from 6 p.m. to midnight, featuring hors d'oeuvres provided by several local restaurants, an open bar, dancing to music by a live band, a live auction and a “wine pull” raffle.

The Smyrna Opera House Arts Cotillion is the “kickoff event” for the Town of Smyrna’s 250th anniversary celebration.

The cotillion is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 10 from 6 p.m. to midnight, featuring hors d’oeuvres provided by several local restaurants, an open bar, dancing to music by the band "On the Edge" who played at last year's cotillion, a live auction and a “wine pull” raffle.

“This is our biggest fundraiser of the year,” said Donna Cantillon, president of the Smyrna-Clayton Heritage Association Board of Directors which runs the Opera House. “We usually raise about 10 percent of our annual budget at the cotillion.”

Dress is semi-formal or in clothing that represents some element of Smyrna’s past or present to celebrate the town’s 250th anniversary.

Cantillon said ideas include colonial or Victorian costumes, outfits from "The Roaring 20s," an actor from the Roxy Theatre era, Smyrna Eagles clothing or a fire company uniform.

"Have fun with it," she said.

Tickets are $100 and are available until Thursday, Feb. 8 or while supplies last by calling 653-4236 or stopping by the Opera House, 7 W. South St., during box office hours Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tables can be reserved upon request.