Lifestyle

Guests Head ‘Into the Woods’ for West Hartford Mayor’s Charity Ball

Mayor Shari Cantor and Michael Cantor. 18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton
liam sweeney 2017 cube
gop cube 2017
chris barnes 2017 cube
Watkinson ad 1 2017

Guests dined and danced under the ‘Grande Tent’ at West Hartford Town Hall Saturday night as they generously supported several local non-profits.

By Ronni Newton

West Hartford celebrated in style Saturday night at the 18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, the first under Mayor Shari Cantor’s tenure.

The rainy weather did nothing to dampen the spirits – or the hairstyles and black tie attire – of the 300 attendees at West Hartford’s signature gala.

Guests began the evening by walking down the “red carpet” into Town Hall. The first stop was a reception in the auditorium where they sipped cocktails, sampled hors d’oeuvres, and bid on silent auction items. The Hall High School Jazz Combo provided background music.

At 8 p.m., guests moved into the “Grande Tent” where they were entertained by Playhouse on Park’s stop/time dance theater performing several numbers from their recent show, “Rockin’ the Forest” – complete with an appearance by Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf.

Patrick McCabe thanked guests for their support and Mayor Shari Cantor also thanked the guests for attending and donating to the two local charities – The Town That Cares Fund and Playhouse on Park.

Guests enjoyed a fabulous dinner prepared by Max Catering.

Rich Hollman and Sean Harris served as emcees and handled the auctioneering duty as guests bid on lavish vacations, an overnight stay at the Delamar West Hartford Hotel, a diamond necklace, a chef tasting at Zohara, and an “inside theater” experience at Playhouse on Park.

The “raise the paddle” pledged funds for The Town That Cares’ back-to-school program and Playhouse on Park’s “Literature Alive.”

Before the evening ended, guests headed to the dance floor for several sets of energetic music by Locomotion.

Like what you see here? Click here to subscribe to We-Ha’s newsletter so you’ll always be in the know about what’s happening in West Hartford!

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Beth Kerrigan

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Mayor Shari Cantor and Michael Cantor. 18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

18th Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, May 13, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
jcc nathan englander ad
klaus larsen cube ad
adventure with God
kaoud cube
ct forum laughter ad
jcc After Anatevka
Geico cube david johnson 2017
Jeff Brand State Farm 2017 cube
jcc gene machine cube

About the author

We-Ha

We-Ha.com is the place to go for the latest information about West Hartford – a town that "has it all"! We-Ha.com is part of and proud of our community, and we bring a hyperlocal focus to news and features about the people, schools, businesses, real estate, sports, restaurants, charitable events, arts, and more. Contact us at: [email protected] or [email protected]

1 Comment

Leave a Comment

Shares
ryan langan mobile
mary fay mobile
beth kerrigan mobile 2017
liam sweeney mobile
davidoff mobile ad
ethel walker mobile
kaoud leaderboard
state farm leaderboard
keating leaderboard ad
French Cleaners Mobile ad
jp carrol mobile ad