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Rittenhouse Ball Fashion Standouts and WOWS

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Last night the Friends of Rittenhouse Square held their 32nd annual event in the center of the park — a gala celebration benefiting the upkeep and restoration of one of Philadelphia’s gems.

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some of the money raised from previous galas went to edging the sidewalks, and redesigning the gardens this year.

On Monday I will have a complete wrap up of the Ball in my Philly Mag column, but today I thought I’d give you a glimpse. wows

The room was beautifully decorated Evantine Design, againwows wows

I love, love, love this couple. I always photograph them. Young at Heart two kids who met when they were young, always loved going to high school dances, and out socially, who capture and make more memories as they go through life together, all the while supporting great charities.wows

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Alexander Hankin has a guitar on his tiewows

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Patricia “Trish” Wellenbach, (wearing Nicole Miller) President and CEO of the Please Touch Museum, and Larry McMichael, partner at Dilworth Paxson LLP.

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The Friends of Rittenhouse Committee. Note the sign in the back, major sponsor Arthur Alan Wolk supports the Ball with a donation in honor of his dog Boo, who passed away. Look Sabrina and Steve Thorne are sponsors of the Rittenhouse Ball. wows

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Brooke Thomas and Meisha Johnson of CBS3, hosted the Rittenhouse Ball with Betsy Hummel, President of the Friends of Rittenhousewows

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Bringing Sexy Back: Sharon Pinkenson with Hope Cohen and Richard Greenwows

Who brought Robert Pattison to the Rittenhouse Ball?wows

Hmm is someone taking a photo over my shoulder with an IPhone?wows

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I headed over to the Young Friends of Rittenhouse. wows

The ticket was $125pp, and the kids had a kicking party at the Stotesbury Mansion. At 1030PM, they headed over to the Main Tent and party hardied, I hear.

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Sal D’Angelo of D’Angelo’s (center) Italian Restaurant on 20th Streetwows

Guests danced to the tunes of the Eddie Bruce Orchestra until the clock struck 12.

On Monday I will tell you who was the Best Dressed of the Ball, who do you think it was? The photos I run will be different on PhillyMag, with a few of these people and the ones I think are number 1