Gala for Good
B Y T I A NA NJA P PA NÂ | PHOTO GR A PHY BY L AUR A ZOLM AN KIRK
The Exchange Family Center, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support area families and prevent child abuse, hosted 125 guests at its 25th anniversary gala at Croasdaile Country Club featuring live music by Tea Cup Gin. State Representative MaryAnn Black and Michael A. Becketts, assistant secretary for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, each shared a few words with the audience. The evening concluded with an award presentation, raffle and silent auction, and a total of $11,000 was raised for the organization.
1 Jed and Melanie Busbee. 2 Teeny Fletcher and Harold Fletcher. 3 Lucia Powe, Durham Mayor Pro Tempore Cora Cole-McFadden and Janet Brown. 4 Tea Cup Ginâ€™s Christy Benson, Sarah Burt Timmel and Elaine Terrell. 5 Rebecca Worley, Katrina Beamon, Marcia Brown and Katy Bigsby. 6 Durham County Commissioner Heidi Carter, Scott Carter, Stacie White and EFC Executive Director Rachel Galanter. september 2017