The organizers of “Some Enchanted Evening” asked me to take on a few additional duties. I had previously agreed to be on the honorary committee for the March 23rd event, which was a benefit for the Knoxville Jewish Day School. They needed an emcee who was willing to facilitate the silent auction and do the live auction of a few featured items. They also needed someone who could handle the “fund the drive” portion of the evening.
The gala evening honored Maestro Lucas Richman and his wife Debbie. I could probably reverse the order of their names. Morah Debbie teaches music at the school and is beloved by all. I learned that “morah” means female teacher.
The silent auction items had a musical theme. I described them as “visual art representations of the performing arts.” One silent auction item actually was for a performance. A very interesting man named Richard Fabozzi donated a performance of his one-man tribute to the Rat Pack.
Lev Gross-Comstock Photography gave me permission to share a sampling of the hundreds of pictures they took that night.