Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Had a ball at the Swan House Ball Saturday night. I was curious to see how many people, in these tough economic times, would pay $2,000 a couple and I was surprised to see quite a few. Honorary Chair Jack Sawyer, of BNY Mellon Wealth Management, should be in show business. He's got the looks and the charm...working the crowd to make everyone feel welcome and going on stage (a revolving stage at that! courtesy of Bold American Events, who did the food, flowers and decor) to thank special guests and supporters. Ball chairs Kay Quigley and Cindy Voyles, gorgeous in Cartier jewelry, provided on loan for the night, had worked for a solid year to bring about this special evening; and it showed: the event was letter-perfect. Both ladies had a special thanks to their husbands, Ron Quigley and Bill Voyles, for their support over the last twelve months and both indicated their better halves were "looking forward to tomorrow."

I don't think people realize how hard ball chairs work! They spend endless hours, planning and meeting and pleading with potential sponsors....all for a good cause, of course; but it's a herculean task that certainly deserves the spotlight my magazine, Atlanta Social Season, is so happy to shine on them. Congrats to all the committee members for one memorable evening that lived up to its theme: "A Midsummer Night's Dream."