A jazz trio's rendition of "The Girl From Ipanema" softly played in the background as guests in sophisticated business and cocktail attire swirled through Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn. They tasted carved tenderloin and breast of capon, sipped cocktails and caught up with old friends. Best of all, though, was the elegant adventure of exploring rooms and rooms full of antiques, from more than 50 dealers, and having first dibs on all these goodies at the preview party for the 32nd annual Hunt Valley Antiques Show.
Making the evening a win-win situation was the fact that the $24,000 raised at the shindig was going to Family & Children's Services of Central Maryland. And that was just opening night proceeds. A whole weekend of the antiques show still lay ahead.
Among those celebrating and shopping at the opening night party: Susan Emrich and Kim Logan, event co-chairs; Melanie McCreadie, Erika Slater, Susan Carey, Page Huddles, Heather Noyes, Emily Baratta, Mary Ellen Brown, Carey North and Holly Greene, event committee members; Charles Keenan, Family & Children's Services board president; Eleanor Hale, F&CS board past president; Whitney Lull and David Mock, F&CS board members; Stan Levi, F&CS executive director; Lisa Barnhill, Hill & Co. associate broker; Paul Winicke, Radcliffe Jewelers / Creative Specialties president; Rachel Rubin, Renaissance Fine Arts consultant; Tom Willard, Mercantile Bank & Trust senior vice president; Dr. Aravind Arepally, Johns Hopkins Hospital interventional radiologist; William Groff, W.D. Groff & Son Inc. president; Peter Fenwick, Valley Motors general manger; Sandy Glover, Sandy Site Glover Inc. owner; Hugh Robinson, Bay National Bank senior director; Roy Smith, Wachovia Securities director; Dick Hale, Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown managing director; Josh Slater, T. Rowe Price portfolio manager; Bill Paternotte, Brown Investment Advisory & Trust Co. partner; Bobby Bricken, Barry Bricken Inc. president; and Milly McGehee, Millie McGehee Americana owner.