The Benefactor Party for the upcoming 2012 Opera Ball was held Thursday, March 1, 2012 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Houghtaling, II on St Charles Avenue. Party chairmen Valerie Wild Killion and Michelle Schlafly produced a Russian evening of events in tribute to this year’s Opera Ball; Pikovaya Dama which will take place on May 5th.
Guests were met by costumed Cossacks & handed a signature Moscow Mule cocktail. Refreshments included a bountiful Russian menu provided by the new Hyatt Regency. To add to the evening’s events, Debauche -The Russian Mafia band supplied tunes.
Local artist, Beth Cristina, unveiled her artist enhanced giclée to patrons in attendance. This painting will be auctioned along with other fantastic items at the Opera Ball held on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency.
Photos from the Benefactor Party