Sunday, July 11, 2004

Catching Up


• During the Contemporary Arts Center's Silk and Spice Gala, Alice and Harris Weston received Visionary Awards for their contributions to the arts community.

The fourth-floor galleries at the Center were transformed into an elegant "Silk" atmosphere for a party of refinement.

The fifth-floor galleries hosted the "Spice" party with an edge.

Lighthouse Productions provided the sets for each floor.

Center board member Deni Tato chaired the event, which drew a crowd of 378.

Net proceeds from this event were $ 112,000.

• The Salvation Army of Cincinnati of Greater Cincinnati teamed with Tae Bo creator Billy Blanks for Health Focus 2004.

This fitness-themed weekend was designed to inspire guests to take charge of their health while raising money for the Salvation Army.

One event at Paul Brown Stadium featured dinner and a silent auction. More than 170 guests paid $75 each to attend. Hosted by Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, the evening featured interactive marketing booths representing wellness groups. Guests also enjoyed a silent auction featuring more than 50 items.

Blanks shared the story of his success with Tae Bo and his strategies for maintaining mental, physical and spiritual health.

The following day featured two opportunities for workouts with Blanks.

The first was at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel, downtown, the second was at the Commons at Mason High School. The 150 workout guests each paid $25 to experience Tae Bo with Blanks.

The weekend raised more than $40,000.

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