Diamond and Crystal Ball 2019
The 15th Annual Diamond and Crystal Ball hosted by UPWC was held on December 7th, 2019. Ronnie Sachs served as Chair for the Event and Jan Doench served as Co-Chair. The event is a fundraiser for the UPWC charity, Just For Girls. The proceeds are used to provide school supplies, books, field trips, etc for these young ladies.
The weather cooperated that day which provided us with a lovely evening. The theme was The Secret Garden. The Grill and the Lakeside rooms at UPCC were transformed into beautiful representations of the famous book "The Secret Garden". Lush floral displays, a faux stone wall with balustrades, steps and an arch were on display. A curtain of butterflies served as an entry point into The Secret Garden along with a 7½ pear branch arch suitable as a background for photos. The decorations were created by Jayne Kotey and Carol Osten and their team of helpers.
The live music was provided by Double Vision who kept a high percentage of the 130 guests on the dance floor! The band was sponsored by Artistree.
After a lovely cocktail hour with tasty hors d’oeuvres, a lovely dinner was served by our wonderful restaurant staff. Dinner included a delicious choice of chicken or fish. Both entrees were topped off with a peach cobbler and ice cream as a sweet ending to the meal.
Funds raised for Just For Girls amounted to $17,640. Sponsors for the UPWC Charity Event included: Aqua Plumbing, Brown’s Tree Service, Grayhawk, John Neal (Diamond Sponsor), Merrill Lynch, Sunset Cadillac (Diamond Sponsor), Bershad Foundation, Ginny DeBuys, Gail Snyder, Linda Zuffa Daniella Soiman-Gray, Lynn Reed, Karen Verb, Theresa Hancock and Johnson & Johnson matched contribution to Theresa.
Gift certificates for a raffle were contributed by Foxy Lady, The Met, Fifi’s, Season’s 52, Skincare & Couture, and Stonewood.