Patrick Ring, Tony Longo, Meghan McIntyre, David Holets and Gary Horner.
By Patricia Sheridan Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
One of the most extensive auctions both silent and live is always presented by Achieva at its annual Pittsburgh Promenade benefit, attracting nearly 450 guests to the ballroom of the Westin Convention Center. The Saturday evening event included bidding, dining and music. Fred Peters ran the lively live auction, which featured popular sports memorabilia and getaway trips. The event grossed $165,000 to support and provide services for people with disabilities. Thrilled with the turnout were executive director Marsha Blanco and board president Bill Lestitian (with Debbie).