Best Dressed Guests: The Red Ball 2017

Saturday night The Red Ball 2017 took place once again at Philadelphia’s own Lincoln Financial Field. Dancing, live entertainment and a silent auction entertained the guests who gathered at the annual event to raise much needed funds to support the Red Cross House – Center for Disaster Recovery and local disaster relief.

guests also enjoyed tastings from over two dozen restaurants

Ken Topping, Director and Regional Planning Coordinator for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Task Force (SEPA RTF) and Judge Renee Cardwell Hughes (ret.), chief executive officer of the  American Red Cross of Eastern PA


Steve Barsony , Cristina Barsony , Corey Waldenberg and Captain Will Woldenberg

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Gus Calabrese, Ashley Smith Baptiste, Nicole Stultz-Miller and Dwayne Wimmer

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The Meaning of Life Cake – by Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House


Mr and Mrs Gibson



What an honor to meet my #biggestfan Bianca Mandel, here with her hubby Dr Dale Mandel. Bianca told me that she follows me on Facebook and Twitter, she reads Philly chitchat every day (HI!!) and she’s on Instagram. Bianca is in the know. So sweet, made my weekend!!

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The newly married Todd and Jillian Borow. They told me I photographed them last year and they hadn’t been married yet.
They must always be fashionable as I’ve chosen them in columns before.

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Devin Scimeca and Keith Jones, NBC 10

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Honarary Co-Chair for the evening was Vince Papale. I didn’t see him but I did run into his lovely wife Janet and children Gabriella and Vinny.

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The Bock’s

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Kevin Ellison and Angela Davis

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Tito’s Tailgate Games, where guests donated $20 to play ring on the bottle or skee ball for a chance to win a Tito’s package, while also
donating funds for the Red Cross Playground at the Red Cross Home
Ashlee Rossi was on hand to help out


Bethany Piccone and Maryellen from Cakes & Candies by Maryellen with their Tailgate cake of steaks,
hotdogs, and chicken




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Best Friends at the Red Ball 2017
Mary Ann Milner, (c) Director, Special Events for American Red Cross Eastern Pennsylvania.


The best dish at The Red Ball 2017 – Brisket with Mac & Cheese
Mission BBQ in the Northeast, so good.


And the Best Dressed Guests of The Red Ball 2017

Gina Gannon, On-air QVC host for WEN by Chaz Dean, Fill in Traffic Reporter for 6ABC’s Action News, Fill-in Weather Anchor on PHl 17, Roberta Pipito Chef, TV lifestyle expert & contributor @droz & @fox29philly, food/travel blogger.  Rick Pipito, Top 25 Author of the award winning PANDORA’S CHAOS and EDEN’S ORDER Trilogies, Gervase Peterson, Burnz Cigar Vault & Lounge and Geno Vento, famed cheese steak connoisseur and chef