A Note-Worthy Night PH OTO G RA P H Y B Y HA NNA H L EE
The Umstead Hotel & Spa hosted “Grow,” Kidznotes’ annual gala featuring a cocktail hour and dinner supporting the musical education of low-income students. More than 200 guests enjoyed live performances by the Al Strong Quintet and Kidznotes musicians while participating in a live auction throughout the evening. The night, which raised more than $100,000 for Kidznotes, concluded with a speech from the Grow Gala Honorary Chair and James Beard Award-winning chef Vivian Howard. 1 Kidznotes sixth graders Samantha Perez-Gonzales, Jennifer and Jasmine Ramos, Hillary Hankins and Diego Ramirez. 2 Damian Stamer, Ginger Finley and Worth Dunn. 3 Bridget Williams, Dennis Martinez and Julie Mendez of Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina. 4 Volunteers Meagan Craddock and Chloe Tenn. 5 JJ Philligin and Yasmeen Kashef. 6 Amy and Nick DeCenso. 7 Kelly and Adrienne Lumpkin.
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