SAVE THE DATE! 12th Annual Evening with the All-Stars: April 21, 2018 and live auctions and a special “Fund-a- Need” appeal. Co-masters of ceremonies Squire Fridell and Hanna’s own Nick Dalton hosted the event, while auctioneer Greg Quiroga conducted the dynamic and fruitful auction. “I’m so grateful to our generous community and their continued support of the boys at Hanna,” said Leslie Petersen, Event Director. “This year we will again be able to support our boys as they transition from Hanna on to college, work and vocational programs beyond Hanna.” Highlights of the gala included the incredible designs of Event Designer Jacquelyn Giuffre, Absolutely Wild Flower Artistry, Bright Event Rentals and Illusions Lighting Design, which brought to life the whimsical and colorful world of Dr. Seuss. The magical appearance by Transcendence Theatre performers on multiple stages and throughout the diners lit up the crowd. The evening concluded with a lively “Fund-a-Need” appeal that raised nearly $120,000 to support college scholarships and follow-on programs for boys graduating from Hanna. All Hanna alumni are eligible to apply for assistance to help bridge the gap between high school and life after Hanna. Now in its 11th year, the Evening with the All-Stars continues to attract support from a large and energetic group of volunteers — this year totaling more than 50 community and staff members — as well as a host of corporate and individual sponsors. ■ Photos by Cathy Stancil An opening blessing was offered by Father Gregory McGivern, who will be joining Hanna in June 2017. Carol Hill (left) and Randi Sherman enjoyed libations and tasty treats while mingling with Manual Merjil (center). Toni and Don Feehan, along with all of the evening’s guests, were greeted by the Hanna All-Stars. Flora decor was designed by Jacque Guiffre and Absolutely Flower Artistry. While greeting guests, Hanna All- Stars offered delicious appetizers. Mary Jo Potter accepted the 2017 Community All-Star Award from former Hanna Chair Jack Bertges. HANNA’S 11TH ANNUAL EVENING WITH THE ALL-STARS