In the lobby before the show. Excitement was mounting as more and more people showed up.
7:55: Still coming in! People had heard it about in all the ways we put it out: word of mouth (including email and Facebook), posters, community press, advertising in print media, and notices on the Internet.
Jeff Mays introducing MUSE to a full house.
Muse performing. Their selection of songs was perfect for the occasion and the blending of voices was beautiful.
Second Act: Acapelyx Anonymous, including our own Pauletta Hansel. They got the joint jumpin' with their lively mix of music.
Kristen's message contributed greatly to the success of the evening. Her first-hand experiences gave our project a sense of immediacy.
Meanwhile, down in the kitchen, people were busily getting ready for the reception.
Chef Dean, putting the final touches on the desserts.
Dean's sister, cutting the carrot cake.
The crowd, enjoying each others company, making new friends.
Jeff and Charlotte, two of the prime people behind this project, sharing a moment of joy.
Even cleanup is fun, when it is shared with others.
Kristen, relaxing with new friends, before heading back to NY.