Blandwood Ball 2008

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Biennial Blandwood Ball Goes Green at the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro

The 2008  biennial Blandwood Ball adopted the green theme for its setting at the Proximity Hotel and for the Ball’s cause: preservation.  The fundraising gala benefits Preservation Greensboro, the non profit organization that has saved Blandwood Mansion.  Blandwood Ball 02

Nearly 300 guests dined on delicacies such as free-range brased breast of veal and glazed root vegetables, then danced to a swing band.  They partied against a backdrop of dazzling decor, which floral designer Randy McManus created with organic and reclaimed materials.

McManus decorated tables with orange and coral flowers, dried mushrooms, reclaimed chandelier crystals and even LED-illuminated water bottles.  

“We are preserving natural resources and historic resources,” said Mary Hagan, who was co-chairwoman of the ball with McManus.

Article by Dawn DeCwikiel-Kane of Greensboro News and Record

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