Lets play dress up.
For those that live here and for those that visit on a regular basis, we know this is a casual town when it comes to attire. So when there is an opportunity to put on your Sunday best and “jet set” with other locals for an evening, we jump all over it. The 8th Annual Vail Valley Partnership Awards Banquet and Gala gave us the opportunity this past weekend. This is the same Gala that the Antlers received Business of the Year in 2003 and Green Business of the Year in 2008. We were nominated for “Happiest Table at the Banquet” this year… and we won.
Happy to be there all dressed up. Happy for the adult beverages and dinner. Happy for the winners of this years awards. Happy for the live music and dancing that everyone at our table enjoyed and participated in.
I do mean everyone. Rob seemed just a bit out of character when the band struck it’s first note and he was twirling to the beat. It lasted for quite awhile and he was finally tapped on the shoulder and asked to “take a rest.” His shirt tails exposed and his tie slackened, he reluctantly walked off the the dance floor and began to mingle.
Chris got into a bidding war over who would be his next partner (the girls were lined up at the door for their chance, just like high school when they stood by the gymnasium door. I heard one say “He’s such a dreamboat, and look at him dance!” She then placed the back of her hand over her forehead and fainted.
This years Gala Girls included Randi, Stephanie, Darci, Amy, Katie and Magda. They took charge as usual. What a bunch of dreamboats in their own rite. They not only showed us guys what fork to use and wiped the pudding off our ties, but made us extremely proud to be in their company.
When I was asked to attend this years extravaganza, I spoke for all of us when I said “Sometimes I feel we are the most fortunate people in the world.”
Marie, are you out there? Give me a call.