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Out & About: Redstone Highlands 2017 Highlands Fling: A Masquerade Ball

Shirley McMarlin
| Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, 9:00 p.m.
(from left), Redstone Highlands COO, Vicki Loucks, and VP for mission support, Lisa Dormire, pose for a  photo at the 2017 Highlands Fling, a Masquerade Ball, held at the Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday evening, October 14, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Redstone Highlands COO, Vicki Loucks, and VP for mission support, Lisa Dormire, pose for a photo at the 2017 Highlands Fling, a Masquerade Ball, held at the Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday evening, October 14, 2017.
(from left), Jeff Orischak and Heather Pavlinsky, pose for a photo, at the 2017 Highlands Fling, a Masquerade Ball, held at the Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday evening, October 14, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Jeff Orischak and Heather Pavlinsky, pose for a photo, at the 2017 Highlands Fling, a Masquerade Ball, held at the Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday evening, October 14, 2017.
Artist, Cody Sabol, creates a live painting during the 2017 Highlands Fling, a Masquerade Ball, held at the Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday evening, October 14, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Artist, Cody Sabol, creates a live painting during the 2017 Highlands Fling, a Masquerade Ball, held at the Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday evening, October 14, 2017.
(from left), Linda Dixon joins her husband, John Dixon, Redstone Highlands President/CEO, for a  photo at the 2017 Highlands Fling, a Masquerade Ball, held at the Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday evening, October 14, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Linda Dixon joins her husband, John Dixon, Redstone Highlands President/CEO, for a photo at the 2017 Highlands Fling, a Masquerade Ball, held at the Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday evening, October 14, 2017.
(from left), Redstone Highlands board member, Paul Plucker, executive director, Megan Henson, and board chair, Chuck West, gather for a photo at the 2017 Highlands Fling, a Masquerade Ball, held at the Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday evening, October 14, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Redstone Highlands board member, Paul Plucker, executive director, Megan Henson, and board chair, Chuck West, gather for a photo at the 2017 Highlands Fling, a Masquerade Ball, held at the Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday evening, October 14, 2017.
(from left), Cindy Gorgas, of Greensburg, Katie Kepich, of White Oak, Vanessa Mangery, of Greensburg, and Heather Matson, of Greensburg, gather for a photo at the 2017 Highlands Fling, a Masquerade Ball, held at the Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday evening, October 14, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Cindy Gorgas, of Greensburg, Katie Kepich, of White Oak, Vanessa Mangery, of Greensburg, and Heather Matson, of Greensburg, gather for a photo at the 2017 Highlands Fling, a Masquerade Ball, held at the Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday evening, October 14, 2017.
Valerie Markish poses for a photo at the 2017 Highlands Fling, a Masquerade Ball, held at the Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday evening, October 14, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Valerie Markish poses for a photo at the 2017 Highlands Fling, a Masquerade Ball, held at the Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday evening, October 14, 2017.
(from left), Redstone board member, Dr. John Parker, joins Dan Polombo for a photo, at the 2017 Highlands Fling, a Masquerade Ball, held at the Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday evening, October 14, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Redstone board member, Dr. John Parker, joins Dan Polombo for a photo, at the 2017 Highlands Fling, a Masquerade Ball, held at the Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday evening, October 14, 2017.
(from left), Maura Gray and Bethany Keller, pose for a photo, at the 2017 Highlands Fling, a Masquerade Ball, held at the Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday evening, October 14, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Maura Gray and Bethany Keller, pose for a photo, at the 2017 Highlands Fling, a Masquerade Ball, held at the Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday evening, October 14, 2017.
(from left), Lisa and Geoff Gehring, pose for a photo, at the 2017 Highlands Fling, a Masquerade Ball, held at the Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday evening, October 14, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Lisa and Geoff Gehring, pose for a photo, at the 2017 Highlands Fling, a Masquerade Ball, held at the Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday evening, October 14, 2017.
(from left), Jason Stangl and Amanda Crick, pose for a photo, at the 2017 Highlands Fling, a Masquerade Ball, held at the Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday evening, October 14, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Jason Stangl and Amanda Crick, pose for a photo, at the 2017 Highlands Fling, a Masquerade Ball, held at the Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday evening, October 14, 2017.

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.

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5750, smcmarlin@tribweb.com or via Twitter @shirley_trib.

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