2012 Gala - “The Yachtsmen’s Ball…Celebrating Summers by the Bay”

WHEN: Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 6:00PM - 11:00PM
WHERE: Blithewold Mansion

The Gala, our largest fundraising event, is held every other year. The 2012 theme will celebrate the Van Wickles’ and Lyons’ deep love of yachting, their collection of Herreshoff steam and sailing yachts, and Blithewold’s unique setting on Narragansett Bay which provides a perfect climate for Blithewold’s rich collection of rare and unusual tree specimens.

Proceeds from Blithewold’s “The Yachtsmen’s Ball” will benefit the preservation of Blithewold’s 33-acre landscape and expand public access to Blithewold’s ¼ mile shoreline located along Narragansett Bay.

Honoring: Terry and Lincoln Mossop, East Greenwich, Rhode Island and Janice and Dudley Williams, Bristol, Rhode Island

Gala Event Chairs: Noreen Ackerman, Joseph Brito, Jr. & Mary Catharine Miller

Master of Ceremony and Auctioneer: Louis Raymond, landscape designer and showman, owner of Renaissance Gardening. “A fearless and humorous auctioneer, Louis has raised tens of thousands of dollars for charities, from arts centers to land trusts to plant societies.

Music: Catch 22

Catering: Russell Morin Fine Catering

Corporate Support for 2012: Sylvan Nursery & Van Sloun Foundation (Commodore Level)

To register, email dbozeman@blithewold.org


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