Bid ‘Downton’ farewell at Princess Theatre event

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Proceeds help with Middle College costs

You have enjoyed the accents, the outfits and knowing looks that are staples of the hit show “Downton Abbey.”

But, it’s time to say goodbye to “Downton” as the program’s final season comes to an end.

To celebrate, the Roane State Foundation welcomes “Downton” fans to its “Farewell to Downton” event on March 12.

The event begins 2 p.m. at the Princess Theatre in downtown Harriman.

The event will feature refreshments, entertainment by the Roane State Celebration Singers and Jazz Band, and a live auction.

Proceeds will help provide scholarships for Roane County students in Roane State’s Middle College program.

The program allows students to finish high school with their diploma and a two-year associate degree from Roane State.

Tickets for regular seating are $15 per person and $25 per couple.

VIP tickets ($30 per person, $50 per couple) include reserved seating in the VIP viewing area for “Farewell to Downton” and two tickets for Roane State’s 2016-17 performing arts series.

To reserve tickets for the March 12 “Farewell to Downton,” contact the Roane State Foundation at 882-4507 or email foundationdept@roanestate.edu.

“Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on East Tennessee PBS.