The sixth annual Ladybug Ball benefiting the Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation took place recently at the Red Rock Resort. The evening supports blind and visually impaired children in our community.
The event honored entertainers Siegfried &Roy and their Sarmoti Foundation, and Morgan and Karen Cashman of Cashman Photo Enterprises.
The cocktail reception offered guests an array of auction items for bidding as they enjoyed hors d’oeuvres while sipping wine donated by Southern Wine &Spirits. Jazz pianist Alex Kallao entertained.
Seen among the 300 guests were impersonator Terry Fator, Angie Fiore, Parvin Jacobs, Sandy Peltyn, Barb and Randy Boesch, Ellie Hirschfeld, Renee and Joe Guglielmetti, Emily and Glenn Smith, Peggy Selesner, LuAnn Hutch and Jan Craddock.
The multicourse gourmet dinner showcased the creations of chefs Jeremy Jordan, Adam Pusateri and Alex Barnett from Cut and Taste; Alex Stratta from Tapas; Brian Massie from Heathstone; Scott Commings of Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill; and Jaret Blinn and Lloyd Bansil from Red Rock Resort.
Kelley Jones introduced the evening’s culinary stars.
Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation President James Cahill emceed the program. Because of last-minute circumstances, Siegfried &Roy were unable to attend. They were thanked for their philanthropic support, including the exclusive tour for blind children at their Secret Garden at The Mirage. Sandy Peltyn accepted the award on their behalf.
Karen and Morgan Cashman are celebrating more than 45 years of business in Las Vegas. Morgan Cashman founded Cashman Photo in 1967. Today Cashman Photo Enterprises is the largest, most established photographic service provider in Nevada, made up of five divisions. The couple is extremely involved in many community charities.
Christian Kolberg conducted the live auction for exciting packages including eight days in Puerto Villarta, Mexico, in a beachside condo that sold for $3,500; four tickets to the Culinary Dine-Around benefiting the Epicurean Foundation went for $750; round trip for two to New York to stay at the Carlton Hotel and have dine-on delectables from Laurent Tourondel at BLT Prime, plus two tickets to any show sold for $4,500.
Two tickets to the Carlos Santana “Star Struck” evening at the House of Blues with a meet and greet with Santana, dinner for two and a helicopter tour over the Strip sold for $2,000; a four-course dinner in your home by Masterpiece Cuisine for eight, plus cigars, malt scotch and cabernet sauvignon wine, and a custom-made “Bespoke” two-piece suit from Gary Franzen sold for $4,500 twice; and $1,500 was bid for a female terrier puppy.
The evening concluded with dancing to the swinging sounds of entertainer Frankie Moreno and his band.
Enjoying the event were past Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation President Robert Anderson, Carolyn Sparks, David Macias-Clark, Rachel Diehl, Maggie Arias-Petrel, Christian Lowe, Kathy and Andrew Hughan, Debbie Hall, Georgette and Justin Cohen, Ruth Furman, Kris and Rob Sheridan with daughter Maggie.