The Patapsco River Chapter, The Links held its largest fundraiser of the year at the Valley Mansion in Cockeysville.

The gala event, “Denim and Diamonds,” was held during the same time the Baltimore Ravens- Miami Dolphins game was being aired, and the multiple large screen televisions captured play by play so the guests could watch the football action and enjoy the festivities simultaneously.

The venue was decorated with scattered crystals and diamonds on each table with the centerpieces of custom designed green or silver stilettos adorned with crystals and white roses.

More than 400 people gathered in the banquet hall for a casual yet elegant afternoon and enjoyed a delicious buffet of steamed shrimp, crab soup, sweet and sour meatballs, beef and turkey carving stations, chicken, macaroni and cheese and loads of various delicious desserts. The guests were encouraged to try their hand at winning the door prizes, the mega raffles, and the grand prize of a crystal fox poncho.

The dance floor remained packed with guests throughout the entire afternoon. The lucky raffle winners won a large screen TV, an IPAD and the 50/50 cash prize. And to top off the afternoon, the Ravens won the game against the Dolphins.

Dianne S. Hardison, Eastern Area director, The Links, was in attendance for the spectacular event. The president of the Patapsco River Chapter is Kimberleigh De Laine; the co-chairs of the fundraiser were Robin Ott and Dr. Gina McKnight-Smith.

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