Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology Friends benefit


November 18, 2001|By Sloane Brown

The Masons' Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley made'st a fyne castle for a "Night in Shining Armour," a worthy benefit put forth by Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology Friends. Some 400 gentlefolk attended the party, garbed in Renaissance costume or masked black tie.

"We got these in Venice," Sir Marty Brunk revealed about the rococo gilt masks he and wife Dame Mary were wearing. Mike Batza reveled in King Henry VIII regalia, while wife Pattie was one queen who knew how to keep her head. Lady Sharon and Lord Marty Bass added to their costumes by sitting for a session with the party's face painters, who provided elaborate air-brushed decorations to any guest so inclined.

Meanwhile, horns heralded new arrivals, and the 400 courtiers perused buffet and silent auction tables in the great hall.

Among those in court: Henry Kahn and Marlene Trestman, event chairs; Mike and Alex Flanagan, event honorary chairs; Ginny and Fred Mitchell, Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology Friends founders; Ron Peterson, Johns Hopkins Medicine president; Dr. Robert Arceci, Johns Hopkins Division of Pediatric Oncology chair; Deborah Weiner, Fox 45 / WB 54 news anchor; Josh Towers, Rick Bauer and John Parrish, Baltimore Oriole players; Robb Banks, Russel BMW general manager; Warren Sollod, Sollod Gold owner; Howard Jachman, Insurance Inc. vice president; Carolyn Evans, Senstacke & Evans partner; Larry Eisenstein, Swidler Berlin partner; Larry Jones, Bel Air Nissan Subaru Hyundai president; Marietta Ries, Alexander Blank Fabrics interior designer; Craig Ward, Frederick Ward Associates senior vice president; Sal LoGrande, Point Breeze Golf owner; and Carol Hirschburg, Howard Consulting Group vice president.

The evening did bring good cheer to all assembled, and, lo, some $140,000 to the Johns Hopkins Division of Pediatric Oncology.

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