An Evening in the Wild, Wild West! Lloyd Hall, Boathouse Row
Created and produced this fourth in a series of annual benefits for Presbyterian Medical Center. Themed dÈcor included life-size corrals, horse statues, cowboy figurines, loads of haystacks, whiskey barrels serving as cocktail tables, bandana linens, cacti and more. Guests tested their riding skills on a bucking mechanical bull and kicked up their heels to western-themed tunes that included a live performance by University of the Arts dance students, choreographed to Will Smith's hit single, 'Wild, Wild West.' Belly-busting grub included southwestern delights, and all guests received parting gifts of real horseshoes and bandanas. Net proceeds from the evening, including silent auction receipts, totaled more than $44,000.