Generous Spirits Emerge as East Met West at Saturday’s 14th Annual Red and Black Ball

Patrons flow onto the dance floor at Saturday’s Red and Black Ball. In the foreground, Sen. Richard Martinz chats with YMCA’s Stephanie Beguin. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Red and Black Ball autioneers Steven Girrens, left, and Rick Reiss entertain the crowd during the live auction portion of the evening. Girrens holds up a special Chris Ortega weaving, which drew more than $1,000 to benefit the Y. Photo by Carol A. Clark/  

Y Board Emeritus Member John Elder entered the winning bid of $1,050 to own the special Chris Ortega weaving at Saturday’s event. Check back later today at for the full story on this year’s Red and Black Ball and learn about the $50,000 surprise of the evening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 

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