Last friday, Nov. 14, 2014, the Junior League of Poughkeepsie hosted an annual gala fundraiser, the Denim and Diamond’s Gala. It was really a cool event!
As a photographer, I attend a lot of galas and dry corporate events. Some are less dry, for sure. This one, in particular, was stylish. Instead of high formal wear and a sit-down dinner, the event was more laid-back, with more fashionable outfits and a tasting menu, featuring several unique, local caterers.
As is fairly normal at events like this, there were three honorees. Two were “Women of the Year” – honored for their awesome work, and one non-profit – Sparrow’s Nest. I happen to have a connection with Sparrow’s Nest.
(They are a Hudson-Valley based charity that cooks and delivers meals to families whose moms are battling cancer. I spent the last several months fundraising and training for the Disney Wine and Dine half marathon with a team of outstanding and generous people!)
In any case, I rather enjoyed the denim and diamond theme and décor.