Out & About: Redstone Highlands 2017 Highlands Fling: A Masquerade Ball
Call your event a highlands fling and people might expect bagpipes, kilts and a Scottish reel. Past years have found some of those traditional trappings at the event by that name that benefits the benevolent care fund of Redstone Highlands senior living communities.
The formula and the name were tweaked for the 15th annual event, held Oct. 14 in the Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center, hence the 2017 Highlands Fling: A Masquerade Ball.
The idea was kicked around at planning meetings early in the year, said Lisa Dormire, Redstone vice president for mission support.
“It's been so well received that, who knows, there might be more masquerades in our future,” she said.
As mostly black-clad masquers mingled before dinner, North Huntingdon artist Cody Sabol worked live onstage, creating four paintings that were included in the live auction.
One of Sabol's paintings paid tribute to the Penguin's departed-and-lamented Flower, depicting Marc-Andre Fleury kissing the cup.
There was plenty of buzz about a related auction item: a private party Oct. 15 with the Stanley Cup, courtesy of Murrysville Mayor and Pittsburgh Penguins part-owner Bob Brooks. Dormire said Brooks graciously donated the day he was due to have the cup to one high roller and 30 friends.
Seen at the fling: Redstone President/CEO John Dixon withLinda Dixon, Vice President Vicki Loucks, Sue Brooks, Chuck West, Dr. John and Dorris Parker, Robert and Jo Ann Lightcap, Tom Trienski, Chad andAmy Amond, Pat andMarianne Merlino, Roger andCindy Strayer, Eric andAlexis Bevan, Larry andPat Smitley, Ren Rinier andCandace Tillman, Franny Petras, Jay Stamer, Audrea King, Dave and Nancy Auman, Rick Chew and Theresa Kurtz and Dr. Nick andMary Senuta.