The Party: Well-dressed guests made their way to Festival Hall to support local nonprofit Camp Happy Days during a night of dancing and philanthropy inspired by New York’s famed Studio 54. Charlotte-based band Split Second Sound and members of Dance Lab provided the evening’s entertainment, accompanied by Beyond Distilling cocktails and catering from Swig & Swine. Attendees had the opportunity to bid on more than 100 live and silent auction items, including autographed sports memorabilia, rare bottles of Bourbon, and paintings from landscape artist Helen Thorne. More than $375,000 was raised to provide free year-round programming, special events, and access to crisis resources to families of children diagnosed with cancer.
Overheard: “It was the most fun dance party you could have for such a great cause!” —attendee Cindy Hay Johnson
Highlight: One lucky raffle winner taking home a collector’s selection of rare Bourbons, valued at more than $1,500
Beneficiary: Camp Happy Days