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A Gala Night

 

Huntington Ball co-chairs Blaine and Lynda Fetter pose for a group photo with their family, from left: Nic Fetter and Jen Berg, Blaine and Lynda Fetter, Erika and Kyle Fetter, Lauren McAllister and Adam Fetter. Photos by Jamie Pham.

Huntington Ball co-chairs Blaine and Lynda Fetter pose for a group photo with their family, from left: Nic Fetter and Jen Berg, Blaine and Lynda Fetter, Erika and Kyle Fetter, Lauren McAllister and Adam Fetter. Photos by Jamie Pham.

 

Nearly 500 guests enjoyed an evening of music, dancing, delicious food, and the very best of company at the annual Huntington Ball on Sept. 10. The black-tie gala, chaired by Lynda and Blaine Fetter, raised $700,000. Proceeds from the event will support education and research programs in the arts, humanities, and botanical sciences.

 

The evening began with cocktails in front of the MaryLou and George Boone Gallery. A gourmet three-course dinner followed, served in an open-air pavilion created especially for the evening, with a décor that combined upscale elegance with touches of rustic charm. Huntington President Laura Skandera Trombley, marking her first full year at the helm of the institution, took a moment during the dinner to thank those in attendance for the warmth of their welcome over the past 12 months and for their continuing support. Raising a glass in a heartfelt toast, she borrowed a quote from Mark Twain to encourage guests to “dance like no one is watching, and love like you’ve never been hurt.” They did exactly that, dancing until midnight under the stars.

 

Save the date! Next year’s Huntington Ball will be held on Sept. 9, 2017.

 

Left to right: Guests take to the dance floor. President Laura Trombley raises a toast of thanks and appreciation to those in attendance. Enjoying great food and lively conversation in a beautiful setting.

Left to right: Guests take to the dance floor. President Laura Trombley raises a toast of thanks and appreciation to those in attendance. Enjoying great food and lively conversation in a beautiful setting.

 

See more photos from the 2016 Huntington Ball on Flickr.

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