Partying in the Park

Hermann Park Conservancy parties outdoors in spectacular setting

Hermann Park Conservancy parties outdoors in spectacular setting

News, Shelby, Hermann Park Conservancy, Evening in the Park, April 2015
Hermann Park Conservancy holds its first "Evening in the Park" in the McGovern Centennial Gardens. Photo by Morris Malakoff
News, Shelby, Hermann Park Conservancy, Evening in the Park, April 2015,Troy and Allison Thacker
Troy and Allison Thacker. Photo by Morris Malakoff
News, Shelby, Hermann Park Conservancy, Evening in the Park, April 2015, Teddy and Seva Aams, Eric and Noelle Reed
Teddy and Seva Adams, left, with Eric and Noelle Reed. Photo by Morris Malakoff
News, Shelby, Hermann Park Conservancy, Evening in the Park, April 2015, Sophie Gerard, Dan Tutcher, Kim Tutcher
Sophie Gerard, left, with Dan and Kim Tutcher. Photo by Morris Malakoff
News, Shelby, Hermann Park Conservancy, Evening in the Park, April 2015, Michael and Sarah Knigin, Phuong and George Levan
Michael and Sarah Knigin, left, with Phuong and George Levan. Photo by Morris Malakoff
News, Shelby, Hermann Park Conservancy, Evening in the Park, April 2015, Mark Sullivan, Diane Lokey Farb, Suzan Deison, Joe Colangelo
Mark Sullivan, from left, Diane Lokey Farb, Suzan Deison and Joe Colangelo. Photo by Morris Malakoff
News, Shelby, Hermann Park Conservancy, Evening in the Park, April 2015, Marcus Smith, James Wu
Marcus Smith, left, and James Wu. Photo by Morris Malakoff
News, Shelby, Hermann Park Conservancy, Evening in the Park, April 2015, Erica Radcliffe, Ann Radcliffe, Tom Beuscher, Lindsay Radcliffe, Molly Neff
Erica Radcliffe, from left, Ann Radcliffe, Tom Beuscher, Lindsay Radcliffe and Molly Neff. Photo by Morris Malakoff
News, Shelby, Hermann Park Conservancy, Evening in the Park, April 2015, Danny and Isabel David
Danny and Isabel David. Photo by Morris Malakoff
News, Shelby, Hermann Park Conservancy, Evening in the Park, April 2015, Divya and Chris Brown, Vivi Robertson, Christopher Robertson
Chris and Divya Brown, left, with Vivi and Christopher Brown. Photo by Morris Malakoff
News, Shelby, Hermann Park Conservancy, Evening in the Park, April 2015, Dan Piette and Doreen Stoller
Dan Piette and Doreen Stoller. Photo by Morris Malakoff
News, Shelby, Hermann Park Conservancy, Evening in the Park, April 2015, Chree Boydston, Katie Daggett, Cyndy Garza Roberts
Chree Boydston, from left, Katie Daggett and Cyndy Garza Roberts. Photo by Morris Malakoff
News, Shelby, Hermann Park Conservancy, Evening in the Park, April 2015, Angelica Nassar, Romzi Nassar, Troy Thacker, Blake Hutchinson
Angelica and Romzi Nassar, from left, Troy thacker and Blake Hutchinson. Photo by Morris Malakoff
News, Shelby, Hermann Park Conservancy, Evening in the Park, April 2015, Andy and Liz Stepanian, Jennifer and Jon Daly
Andy and Lis Stapanian, left, with Jennifer and Jon Daly. Photo by Morris Malakoff
News, Shelby, Hermann Park Conservancy, Evening in the Park, April 2015
The 30-foot mount focal point of the west side of the party tent. Photo by Morris Malakoff
News, Shelby, Hermann Park Conservancy, Evening in the Park, April 2015
News, Shelby, Hermann Park Conservancy, Evening in the Park, April 2015,Troy and Allison Thacker
News, Shelby, Hermann Park Conservancy, Evening in the Park, April 2015, Teddy and Seva Aams, Eric and Noelle Reed
News, Shelby, Hermann Park Conservancy, Evening in the Park, April 2015, Sophie Gerard, Dan Tutcher, Kim Tutcher
News, Shelby, Hermann Park Conservancy, Evening in the Park, April 2015, Michael and Sarah Knigin, Phuong and George Levan
News, Shelby, Hermann Park Conservancy, Evening in the Park, April 2015, Mark Sullivan, Diane Lokey Farb, Suzan Deison, Joe Colangelo
News, Shelby, Hermann Park Conservancy, Evening in the Park, April 2015, Marcus Smith, James Wu
News, Shelby, Hermann Park Conservancy, Evening in the Park, April 2015, Erica Radcliffe, Ann Radcliffe, Tom Beuscher, Lindsay Radcliffe, Molly Neff
News, Shelby, Hermann Park Conservancy, Evening in the Park, April 2015, Danny and Isabel David
News, Shelby, Hermann Park Conservancy, Evening in the Park, April 2015, Divya and Chris Brown, Vivi Robertson, Christopher Robertson
News, Shelby, Hermann Park Conservancy, Evening in the Park, April 2015, Dan Piette and Doreen Stoller
News, Shelby, Hermann Park Conservancy, Evening in the Park, April 2015, Chree Boydston, Katie Daggett, Cyndy Garza Roberts
News, Shelby, Hermann Park Conservancy, Evening in the Park, April 2015, Angelica Nassar, Romzi Nassar, Troy Thacker, Blake Hutchinson
News, Shelby, Hermann Park Conservancy, Evening in the Park, April 2015, Andy and Liz Stepanian, Jennifer and Jon Daly
News, Shelby, Hermann Park Conservancy, Evening in the Park, April 2015

We seem to always be talking about the weather these days and with so many thunderstorms playing havoc with our party plans, it's only natural. Case in point, Friday night when the heavens cleared and the party gods smiled down on Hermann Park Conservancy.

The dieties provided a clear night and a cooling breeze just before the 500 guests' glowing look turned to sweaty, while those who watch over the much-beloved Hermann Park provided proceeds of more than $525,000, easily surpassing the night's goal.

It was a special night for the first conservancy gala to be held in the new McGovern Centennial Gardens and Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion. The open air dining tent provided dramatic views of the 30-foot high Mount for guests, many of whom followed the "wear white" dress code.

The night was a feather in the cap for "Evening in the Park" chairs Linsay and Jeremy Radcliffe and Allison and Troy Thacker, who heralded a new generation of conservancy leadership. Just as conservancy board chair Danny David represents up-and-coming city leadership.

The evening honored Ann Kennedy, former conservancy board chair, and Phoebe Tudor, centennial campaign chair, who have stewarded the park through more than a decade of transition. David commended them for "their extraordinary dedication to this park and in particular this patch of land. Their hard work and dedication made it possible for us to be here tonight." Joining in the program praising the honorees was conservancy executive director Doreen Stoller, who deserves her fair share of credit as well.

Among guests savoring the City Kitchen dinner and heading to the plaza for dancing to the sounds of KlockWork were Susie and Sanford Criner, Cece and Mack Fowler, Bobby Tudor, Geoffrey Walker, Diane Lokey Farb, Jay Baker, Sis and Hasty Johnson, Kate Gibson, Carolyn and Jimmy Robertson, Rebecca and Michael Jusbasche, Gracie and Bob Cavnar and mayoral candidate Stephen Costello and his wife, Debbie.

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