More than a thousand folks got all gussied up for the 29th annual Our Lady of the Lake Gala on March 27.
The River Center downstairs atrium was shoulder-to-shoulder for the cocktail portion of the evening, which featured the signature cocktail “Rich Girl” in honor of the night’s entertainment Hall & Oates, who are among this year’s inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Then the doors opened for the delish dinner served up by chef John Folse and staff.
Now, if you know the chef at all you got the inside joke when laryngitis forced him to turn the microphone over to fellow chef Jay Kimble to announce the evening’s menu. It was truly “history in the making.”
Thanking Folse and company, as well as event sponsors and guests for their continued support were OLOL Foundation President John Paul Funes and OLOL Regional Medical Center CEO Scott Wester. Sister Kathleen Cain, provincial of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady, gave the blessing, which included Daryl Hall, John Oates and their talented band.
Before the group even took the stage to perform their opening number — the 1982 hit “Maneater” — guests rushed the dance floor and stayed there as they performed a string of their hits earning them not one but two encores! For the first one, they played their first No. 1 hit, 1977’s “Rich Girl,” followed by “You Make My Dreams.” The finale was the No. 1 hit “Private Eyes.”
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