A few snowflakes didn’t stop a swell time for guests of the speakeasy-style soiree in Sewickley Saturday night. It was the Child Health Association of Sewickley’s annual ball at the Edgeworth Club. This year it was transformed into the Cha-Cha Club, where bootleggers and their ladies could bid, bop and imbibe all to the sounds of Jason Kendall Productions. Jewelry by Orr’s and the use of a luxury suite at a Pirates game were just some of the items turning browsers into bidders.
The event, celebrating the organization’s 90th anniversary, was a Roaring ’20s flashback to 1923, when CHAS was founded, with nearly all the 150 guests dressing the part. Child Health president Elisa DiTommaso and her husband, Jack Burns, mingled during cocktails with ball chairs Kaisa Hall, Peggy Bowles and Bev Zamer while Mike Koehler cranked up the Victrola. Among those thankful the libations were a bit better than bathtub gin as they hit the dance floor were Lindsey and Linda Smith, Robyn and Doug Jones, Fred and Cathy Sherman, Oliver and Janette Poppenberg, Norman and Peggy Mitry, Lee and Merri Corbett, Kevin and Marquerite Park, and Maria and Fred Raymond