Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Commissioners 75th Annual Summer Formal

The Commissioners receive applause from the audience for their event
A history of the organization was provided to guests
Commissioner Emmett Peabody and his wife Catherine Broach
Linton Ward and Alexia Hudson
From left to right - Linton Ward, Commissioner Emmett Peabody, and Les Alston
Monica & Les Alston pose for this great flick. And yes, his suit stayed pristine the entire evening!

Pamela Jordan-Farr and Tariq Farr
Guests chatted, chewed, and danced the night away!

More than 200 attendees celebrated at The Commissioners 75th Annual Summer Formal in Atlantic City, New Jersey last month. The invitation only black tie event was held at the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino. The Commissioners host this event for the enjoyment of their family, friends, and loved ones – so each Commissioner picks up the tab 100% for a table of ten. This event is one of several that The Commissioners hold during their annual celebratory weekend.
Special Friend and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves as dined on delicious antipasto that included marinated mushrooms, grilled summer vegetables, and a delightful cheese assortment. The cocktail hour included lamb skewers and mini crab cakes.

Wine, champagne, and cocktails flowed during dinner which included a summer mixed green and spinach salad, a breaded chicken cutlet with a red pepper cream sauce, followed by filet mignon, roasted vegetables, and a slice of light strawberry shortcake.

A pause during the evening’s activities included a history of The Commissioners and the introduction of the chapter’s members. The organization has done a pretty job of recruiting younger members into its ranks.

Later we danced and the night (and hopefully the calories) away to a live band and a deejay. Among the attendees were Sam & Deidre Patterson; Commissioner Vaughn Graves & Leslie Graves; and Harold Epps (President of PRWT Services) and his wife.

At the conclusion of the event, we tried our hand at the slots to with no luck. It didn’t matter because we left the event basking in the glow of the wonderful evening we enjoyed!
Hopefully, I'll get more flicks from this event to share with you soon!