River Rocks event held at the Fox Chapel Golf Club
May 26, 2014 12:00 AM
Susan and Currie Crookston.
Co-chair Erin Leland with husband Jared Leland.
Co-Chairs Maya Tuttle, Sarah Tuthill, and Amanda Carvelli. #SEENCoChairs
Barbara Henninger. #SEENBestMask
Stilt walker Mimi from France who wanted to mention she has a cousin named Donna Penoyer.
Patron Sponsor Ginny Merchant.
Judy Horgan with Steve Pavsner.
Susan Crookston. #SEENBestDressed
Annie Hanna Engel.
Dina Clark with Neil Parham.
Brian Pekarcik and Jessica Pekarcik.
Dr. Fotios Koumpouras with Dr. Linda Koumpouras.
By Natalie Bencivenga / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
When and where: Friday at the Fox Chapel Golf Club.
Scene setter: Getting the party started were Mimi from France, who was festive in her black-and white-ruffled ensemble while balancing on sky-high stilts, a zebra to greet roughly 500 guests, crooner “Frank Sinatra” played by Bo Wagner, and face painters to supply masks if you forgot yours. “We were going for a party atmosphere, not a fundraiser. Let loose and support your park at the same time,” said co-chair Sarah Tuthill. The idea seemed to take hold, as the funds raised surpassed their $100,000 goal, bringing in roughly $150,000 for the cause.
The River Rocks: The park around the Aspinwall Marina was to be sold and possibly turned into a parking lot, which did not sit well with residents. “Something had to be done. Four years ago, I came up with the idea to buy the area as a community. In six months, we were able to raise $2.3 million dollars to save it. Ever since, we have worked hard to continue to make the area an asset to our friends and neighbors,” said Susan Crookston, who repurposed her wedding gown and turned it into a black-and-white show-stopper. #SEENBestDressed.
#SEEN: Ginny Merchant Fred and Lana Neumeyer, Greg and Laura Teufel, Judy Thompson, Anne Ringham, Jamie Hartman, Katy Everett, Brian and Jessica Pekarcik, Peggy McKnight, Steve and Bonnie Dake and Tim McLaughlin, who created an interactive white dinner jacket for others to sign in black Sharpie #SEENCreative.
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