Cherry Blossom Gala Ball & Benefit
What a grand Cherry Blossom Festival, Ball and NE Region Princess Dinner we enjoyed this year. Since the festival also pays tribute to the Japanese friendship that began 99 years ago with the gift of Tidal Basin cherry trees, we also raised funds to help the Red Cross aid earthquake victims .
NJ's princess, Victoria Gilbert of Sewell, was a wonderful representative of the Garden State.
Our silent auction basket prepared by volunteer Patrice Kiely called "Music Legends of NJ" brought in a tidy sum.
For ensuring that the Garden State was well reprented at the National Cherry Blossom Festival, special thanks to the Personal Care Products Council, Ocean Spray, South Jersey Industries, American Cranberry Growers Association, Landisville Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association and McLoone's Restaurants.
A new and special treat this year was the serving of New Jersey agricultural products (spinach and cranberry cocktails) at the NE Region Princess Dinner. We thank the agricultural community of New Jersey for helping us make this happen.
| Cherry Blossom Ball & Benefit |
|$ 150 |