Toluca Guild Hosts Fundraiser for Children’s Hospital LA Sponsored by Ramsey-Shilling Associates

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By Lynne Tucker

Maximo Marcuso and Mara Baygulova.

Maximo Marcuso and Mara Baygulova.

Recently at the Lakeside Golf Club, Ramsey-Shilling Associates put on a wonderful charity event on behalf of the Tolucan Guild of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The evening started on the lake with a wonderful cocktail reception that included champagne, light music by the Doug McDonald Trio, and hors d’oeuvres. The event was held outside on the lovely grounds with a view of Toluca Lake. The weather could not have been more perfect. The guests enjoyed socializing until it was time for dinner.

The buffet dinner held inside the club house included Caesar salad, pasta, turkey, steak, veg-gies, complementary red and white wine at the table, and coffee and tea to go with an amazing mud pie ice cream dessert.

From l, Rich and Ewa Shilling, Art Poladian, Paula Carpenter, Aida Poladian, Bridget Bacon, Jim and Margaret Barret.

From l, Rich and Ewa Shilling, Art Poladian, Paula Carpenter, Aida Poladian, Bridget Bacon, Jim and Margaret Barret.

During dinner the guests were treated to a wonderful opera presentation sung by Maximo Marcuso, a tenor, and Mara Baygulova, a mezzo soprano. It was enthralling.

Following dinner Ramsey-Shilling raffled off several great gifts, which were donated that evening.

To top off the evening the Doug McDonald Trio played music all night so that the guests could dance the night away. There were some amazing dancers on the dance floor.

All in all, it was a lovely evening and nice to see over 200 guests who came out to support the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

The additional sponsors for this event besides Ramsey-Shilling Associates were Silverado and Barnett Vineyards, serving great wine, and Christine Schulz, who designed awesome floral center-pieces given to guests.

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