Jolly that is! We had a grand party on the boat and met new friends for COT as well as so many loyal older ones. All in all a great time was had by all. The Cigar Society of Chicago sat at one end of the boat and puffed away - and as always were stalwart party spirits. And the rest of the party chatted away - my only issue was that there was not enough dancing. But there were many younger people there - in their twenties and thirties, which for us is really young!
The Operatini cocktail was a hit. The raffle raised thousands - amazing! And Andriana Chuchman and Jorge Prego wowed everyone with their infectious musicianship and personalities. They performed an excellent short program devised by Scott Gilmore, our head of music staff at COT.
What better ambassadors can one find for COT and all our good works?! And Andriana, as a member of the Lyric's Ryan Center, is also a good experienced party spirit. Here she is with one of our Board member Bob Marks.
I think we will do this again!