By Allison Pavlick
Who: Friends of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities, corporate leaders, and people who love a Latin theme
What: BBBS’ 14th Annual Gala
Where: Minneapolis Marriott City Center
When: May 19, 2012
Why: To raise money for the BBBS mentoring program
Kudos: Using black satin, eye-catching red roses, and fountain-like centerpieces, decorators transported the Minneapolis ballroom to a sizzling Latin destination.
Dress Code: The room was a collage of color. Partygoers donned everything from sea-foam green ball gowns to patterned maxi dresses. Stand-out: A striking red floor-length gown worn by BBBS president and CEO Gloria Lewis.
Memorable Moment: As the crowd sat down for dinner, two dancers dazzled the room with a high-energy performance set to electrifying Latin beats.
Photos by Katherine Harris