Saturday, March 28, 2015

A Manayunk Mixer: Politics, Brews & White Linen

City Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. is having a birthday and he has two wishes: 1. Come to his party on July 19 and 2. Wear white linen.

A Manayunk Mixer: Politics, Brews & White Linen

Curtis Jones Jr. will not be wearing this suit to his birthday party.
Curtis Jones Jr. will not be wearing this suit to his birthday party. JESSICA GRIFFIN / Daily News

City Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. is having a birthday and he has two wishes:  1. Come to his party on July 19 and 2. Wear white linen.  Now its not unusual for Council members to throw themselves parties that double as political fundraisers.  But PhillyClout is having trouble remembering when attire was part of the invitation.

The "Friends of Curtis Jones Jr." political action committee is throwing the "White Linen Birthday Celebration"  at the Manayunk Brewing Co.  A ticket as a "friend" will run you $100 or you can upgrade to "contributor" for $250 or "sponsor" for $500.  The invitation doesn't say anything about where you can score a white linen suit. [PhillyClout hint: Try Daffy's on Chestnut Street].

No worries, by the way, for those who just don't feel comfortable in white.  It's a suggestion, not a command.

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William Bender, a Drexel graduate who landed at the Daily News in 2007, has covered everything from South Philly mobsters to doomsday hucksters. He occasionally writes about local food trucks and always eats everything on his plate, whether it be a bloody rib eye or a corrupt politician. E-mail tips to benderw@phillynews.com
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