What: Mercury‘s Masquerade Italian Gala
Where: The Corinthian
PC Moment: Chairs Ginny Hart and Robert Navo led the charge for the black-tie, masked ball that netted more than $250,000 for the company’s music education and community programs. Highlight of the night for at least one guest was having the winning raffle ticket, drawn by Mercury patron Lynn Wyatt, for the limited edition diamond-bezel Happy Sport watch from Chopard, Mercury’s premiere gala sponsor. The shocked winner was none other than gala chair Ginny Hart. For those who didn’t win, icing on the evening cake was the performance by Mercury musicians, which was served along with dessert.
Who: Mercury artistic director Antoine Plante, executive director Brian Ritter, board president Lloyd Kirchner, Melinda and Sam Stubs, Cynthia and Tony Petrello, Pat Breen, Cathy and Randy Crath, Erin and Brett Busby, Gail and Chris Williamson, Vean and Jessica Gregg, and Ruth and Jay Churchill.