If you like dressing to the nines, enjoying good food and drink and participating in the excitement of the Academy Awards, then you should have joined the 100 or so community members who gathered to raise funds for the Redwood City School District’s music programs.
The event was held in the showrooms at Hermary’s in San Carlos. The Oscars telecast was featured on all TVs, including those in the home cinema showrooms. I had the distinct pleasure of serving as the master of ceremonies for the red carpet portion of the Academy Awards event held Sunday, Feb. 27.
I could not have enjoyed myself more. Everyone looked fantastic. I interviewed those attending the event as they walked the red carpet, entered the showroom and made their way into the party area.
The event was sponsored by the Peninsula Hills Women’s Club of Redwood City. Trynie Hermary and Judy Yoakum, club dean member, chaired the Oscar Night Committee.
The catered evening featured an array of finger foods, including a beef sandwich station, a sushi bar, wine, beverages and champagne followed by desserts. An Oscar contest was available for those who wanted to test their talent at predicting the winners, as were silent auction “goodie” baskets. Both items raised more money for the group.
Funds raised from the event will go to Redwood City schools’ music departments.
Information on the Peninsula Hills Women’s Club of Redwood City:
Founded in 1960, Peninsula Hills Women’s Club, a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and the California Federation of Women’s Clubs, is a philanthropic organization serving the community through charitable, educational and service programs. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. For additional information, contact PHWC, P.O. Box 1394, Redwood City, CA 94064.