The excitement of the eighth annual Jewish Community Center’s Big Night 2014: Game On! couldn’t be contained inside the building. From a block away, the sounds of a marching band braving the cold could be heard amid the bustle of Squirrel Hill on Saturday. “The JCC does such great work for the community and I’m proud to support them,” said Brian Lamfrom, owner of A&L BMW.
About 1,000 guests enjoyed the grown-up game land complete with cosmopolitans crafted on a domino-themed bar and a candy room where party-goers could create their own silly hats while dancing to Motown hits. In the Monopoly room, they could grab a salad at Marvin’s Garden, enjoy grilled salmon with caviar cream at Park Place or bid on a variety of auction items at the Community Chest.
“You feel the impact of this cause every day right here at the JCC,” said Marla Werner, Big Night Team Leader. Also seen enjoying the games were Mayor Bill Peduto, WPXI’s David Johnson and Nancy Polinsky Johnson, Bill and Erica Goodman, Woody and Nancy Ostrow, and Richard Rauh.