An Evening in Mo’Town Fundraiser

On Saturday night, September 17, Karla and Jim Varrell opened up their elegant, 18 th century home for “An Evening in Mo’Town,” a gala that raised a total of $8,854, after expenses, for the much-anticipated “Pathway to History,” which will provide handicapped access to the Historical Society of Moorestown’s base of operations at the Smith-Cadbury Mansion. The dozens of high-spirited supporters of Moorestown’s rich heritage ate heartily of the delicious catered appetizers and dinner supplied by Robin’s Nest restaurant. There were also lovely wines from WinesTilSoldOut, as well as beer, and such timeless cocktails as Manhattans and Old-Fashioneds. Scrumptious desserts were provided by The Pie Lady. A hardy bunch of partiers held down the dance floor for hours as they moved to Motown tunes of the 60s and 70s. Many guests mugged for the camera at the photo booth wearing 60s-inspired accessories. Both music and photos were courtesy of Old City Photo Booth. Helping to make the gala such a successful night were the many business, civic, and individual sponsorsof the event, as well as business donors of numerous items for the silent auction from the worlds of, among others, fashion, cosmetics, sports, and food. To thank the Varrells for hosting the gala, the Historical Society presented them with several gifts, including a beautiful house plaque for outdoor display identifying their residence as a historical home. Historical Society Trustee Lisa Hammell donated her time and artistic talent to production of the plaque. The many hours she spent researching records in Mount Holly of the Varrell property must be gratefully acknowledged. Business partners of the 2016 fundraiser include Distinctive Woodwork Inc., Esposito Family Dental, Kazmierski Orthodontics, Leonberg Nursery, Moorestown Construction, BAYADA Home Health Care, Armstrong Pediatric Dental LLC, PowersKirn LLC, Colorstone Gardens, Audrey Shinn Interiors, Remember Me Stationery and Gifts, Tait Co., and Kathryn Supko – Berkshire Hathaway. Other financial donations weregenerously provided by Karla and Jim Varrell, Ann Condon, Christopher and Jennifer Eni, Margo Foster, Mary and Lou Berardi, Angela Zallie, and Gina Zegel. Historical Society Trustees Julie Maravich and Mary Berardi also donated some of the party goods. The Historical Society is proud to announce that the total raised for the Pathway to History from the three annual fundraisers to date is $20,081. We’re well on our way to reaching our goal of $53,000 for the walkway, ramp, and handicapped-accessible bathroom!

-Liz Rosenthal

Our Evening in Mo'Town hosts, Jim And Karla Varrell with Trustee Julie Maravich and President Lenny Wagner.

Our Evening in Mo’Town hosts, Jim And Karla Varrell, with Trustee Julie Maravich and President Lenny Wagner.

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