An Evening in Franklin Square presented by Parx Casino
Historic Philadelphia Inc. hosted the 9th annual “An Evening in Franklin Square” presented by Parx Casino on a particular beautiful, but rain threatening night under the glow of the third annual Chinese Lantern Festival. I arrived after 8 pm this year as I covered the Historic Society Pennsylvania Gala earlier in the evening.
Because of the threat of rain, the party committee created a series of tents and covered pathways to usher the guests between the venues.
Thanks to the hard work by volunteers the evening went smoothly
Beesley Reece did an amazing job on the live auctions, as he’s done every year since the inception of the event – AND he lives in Texas now!
Laura Burkhart, Visit Philly and Meryl Levitz, executive director of Visit Philly
Randy Chapman and Eric Etkins – co chair
David Murray and Bob Green, founder and chairman of Greenwood Racing and Parx Casino in Philadelphia
Former Gov Ed Rendell catching up with Chris Mullins, McGillin’s Tavern
Chuck Zacney, Carol Zacney, Casey Zacney, and Alex Zacney
The gala benefited the family-friendly park.
Jessica Itzkowitz, and Job Itzkowitz, Old City District executive director
And to all a good night says board member Carol Tamburino, until next year.