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Halloween Costumed Soiree - Presented by Middle Tree & Proudly Sponsored by Citrus Grover Distillers

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Name: Halloween Costumed Soiree - Presented by Middle Tree & Proudly Sponsored by Citrus Grover Distillers
Date: October 19, 2019 - October 20, 2019
Event Description:

Presented by Middle Tree & Proudly Sponsored by Citrus Grove Distillers

You are invited to attend a Halloween Costumed Soiree, Saturday, October 19, 2019

October 1847, the Firewater Public House (the site of which is now the Citrus Grove Distillery) and meeting location of the infamous secret Vauxhall Esoteric Xenophile Society, also known as VEX, was the scene of much public attention and scandal.  

On that fateful night, all the members of VEX, gathering for their annual Halloween Costumed Soiree, vanished without a trace, never to be seen or heard from again, leaving behind only a few curious and odd clues to what may have happened and many, many years of theories and speculations…..

Never proven, the society’s membership was said to include some of the most notorious and controversial figures of the times.  Rumors and whispers included such members as Madame Lisa, the world-renowned apothecarist skilled in herbology and toxicology, the Duke of Claret, Dr. Joseph Atman, famed explorer known for his legendary piano skills,  the partnership of Sir Ray and Sir Justin whose scientific experiments were so audacious the duo was nicknamed the Maniacal Bottle Boys of Claremont, inventor & archaeologist, Sir Matthew Martin-Hall, Dutchess Maddy, socialite and hostess extraordinaire, purveyor of said establishment, Monsieur Benny, master spiritualist, the Oakenblood sisters, also referred to as the Dark Enchantresses, and other well known members of society.

As the legend goes, every year around the anniversary of the mysterious disappearance, if the conditions are right, the members of VEX gather once again to frolic and make merry at their favorite gathering place. 
Join us to Welcome VEX back….

Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Citrus Grove Distillers 
Festivities commence at 7 pm

Entertainment Offerings will feature:
Spiritual Readings, Ask A Witch Table, Silent Auction, Raffle and other darkly delicious surprises….
Chef Milo’s Catering will be offering savory and tempting edibles off the menu

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Middle Tree Scholarship and Community Workshops Fund. Help us make Education available to everyone!

Middle Tree is a community-based 501(C)(3) non-profit in Claremont, California. Our Mission is to make supplement education available to everyone by making it affordable. Middle Tree is unique in that it offers its students unlimited time to work with its dedicated staff and volunteers who serve students (PreK-Adult), parents, teachers, and the surrounding communities by ensuring everyone gets the personalized attention they need. To learn more about the organization or how you can help, visit    

Citrus Grove Distillers 
1420 N. Claremont Blvd. #111A Claremont CA 91711

Parking available on-site 
Date/Time Information:
Saturday, October 19, 2019 Festivities start at 7pm
Contact Information:
For additional information email or call 909 293-9560. For Press Inquiries contact Tanya Stiehr at
Ticket Information - Ticket includes 2 Drink Tickets & Raffle Entry: 
$25.00 per person - Early Bird Tickets - On sale now until Monday, September 30, 2019 
$35.00 per person - Tuesday, October 1 through Friday, October 18, 2019 
$45.00 per person at the door
Purchaser must be over 21 and valid ID presented on arrival at the event. 
All donations may be tax-deductible.

To purchase tickets, please email or call (909) 293-9560.  
Tickets can also be purchased in person at the following locations:
Middle Tree Offices -  Monday through Thursday, 2 pm to 8 pm located at 250 West First Street, Suite 210, Claremont CA 91711
Citrus Grove Distillers - Tuesday through Saturday from 3 pm to 10 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to-8pm located at 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. #111A Claremont CA 91711
Cash, Checks, Credit and Debit Cards accepted. 
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