Monday, October 22, 2012

The Autumn Leaf Ball of The Penn Towne Chapter of The Links, Incorporated

My hubby and I attended the "La Belle Epoque" Autumn Gold Leaf Ball of the Penn Towne Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Saturday night. The ball's chairs were Carol Horne Penn, Henri Moore, and Leslie Brown Wyche. 

Proceeds will go to the Penn Towne Chapter's educational and charitable endeavors. Two young ladies (one of whom is my former intern!) gave personal testimony of how the Penn Towne Links helped them achieve their personal and professional goals for the large crowd.

The event was held at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia. This was hubby's first Links event since becoming a "Connecting Link" this summer when we married. So we toasted his new "status" and was showered with affection from many attendees.

More than 500 guests in attendance dressed in elegant splendor. Greetings was extended by Dianne Hardison, Eastern Area Director of The Links, Incorporated.The three course sit down dinner was proceeded by a cocktail hour where guests hob-nobbed. We sat at one of the tables of Alexcia Wells, Chapter Treasurer of the Penn Towne Links, who entertained her guests with her Connecting Link Joseph. We also had a chance to talk with Penn Towne Chapter President Thelma Henderson and member Kimberly McCown-Newman with her Connecting Link Kevin.

Dianne Hardison & Thelma Henderson

Michael & Catherine Adams
Mellanie Lassiter

Evelyn Sample-Oates & Robert Archie

Kevin McCowan & Kimberly Newman-McCowan

Joe & Stephanie Watkins

 Patricia Coulter (CEO of the Philadelphia Urban League) was in attendance and always looks elegant. Patricia Clifford, Society Writer for The Philadelphia Tribune, danced the night away. Board Chair and President of Girls, Incorporated of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Saniah Johnson looked great in a fuschia and black ensemble.

We spent time talking to Philadelphia Chapter Links Mariska Bogle, Renee Allen and Connecting Link Wesley, Leah Sheppard and Connecting Link Donnell, Renetta Holloway and Connecting Link Hillary, Evelyn Sample Oates and Connecting Link Patrick, Angela Crockett and Connecting Link Russell, Stephanie Watkins and Connecting Link Joseph (MSNBC Conservative Commentator), Catherine Manning Adams and Connecting Link Michael, and Mellanie Lassiter. 

Bucks County, PA Chapter Links Patricia Louison and Karima Bouchenafa and Delaware Valley, PA Link Leslie Graves gave generous hugs. Southern New Jersey Chapter Link Shirley Archie and Connecting Link Robert joked with us for a good portion of the evening.

Hubby and I ended the evening with a cocktail at XIX with a few people. We enjoyed ourselves as it's always nice to toast the fall - and look towards the year's conclusion.

PS: I took these photos on my phone because my camera wasn't charged! So these are my best shots! Forgive me good people!