Sentimental Journey Gala 2018 – A Boffo Bash


The boffo bash, co-chaired by Marylove Thralls and Mary Dan Eades, revisited the post-war era with the Broadway musical and the Big Band sound.

Jo Anne Wasserman, who is celebrating her 25th anniversary directing the choir, with David Potter on piano and Bob Lally narrating, conducted the concert featuring classic songs from Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, and Ira Gershwin.

Afterward, the guests, many in vintage costume, tucked into a heaving buffet of Swedish meatballs, mini chicken pot pies, lemon pound cake, and mini eclairs.

KEYT-TV dynamic duo, anchor Joe Buttitta and his meteorologist wife, Kelsey Gerckens, conducted the auction, which included trips to Montana, Bear Creek Cabin in North Carolina, and Mexico.

Among those facing the music were Todd and Allyson Aldrich, Barbara Burger and Paul Munch, Peter and Karen Brill, David and Diana Dodds Reichert, Michael Eades, Dick and Marilyn Mazess, Kostis Protopapas, Debra Stewart, Richard Mann, Gary Wasserman, and emcee Karen Williams.


Conductor JoAnne Wasserman, Mary Dan Eades, Debra Stewart and Paula VonSimson around Richard Mann’s 1941 Buick convertible at SBCS Gala 2018