My good friend Johanna invited me to a gala where her childhood friend Julie (who is a famous local DJ) was dancing to benefit Margaret Ann's Place, a charity for people who have suffered the death of a family member. Because part of my summer of 50 motto is to have more fun, how could I say no? I hadn't been to a gala for about 12 years, so I had to look up what to wear on the internet. You know you can do that, right? E-how tells you everything about EVERYTHING! It said to grab the fanciest thing in your closet and get pretty!
It was held at the local casino ballroom, and it was fancy! The evening included dinner and dancing, although I didn't stay to dance. There was an auction and I was lucky enough to win one of the items I bid on. It's a rare event that I have to wear real shoes and jewelry but it was fun to be with some lovely people and watch real talent on the ballroom floor. The participants, all local celebrities, were paired with local dance instructors and given a few lessons. I was so impressed that they did so well with really very little practice, when compared to the TV show for which the event was named. Bravo Julie and all of the dancers who raised money for this wonderful charity. Here are a few of the dance pairs. Don't you love the outfits?!
|Friends Katie on the left and Johanna on the right with me at the gala|