Nearly 60 community members attended the Roundhouse Aquarium’s special fundraiser–titled “Sea Starry Night”–at The Strand House in Manhattan Beach Monday night to help fund the Aquarium’s educational programs for students.
The cocktail event, sponsored by The Strand House, the Pitts family and Jack and Maureen Gillespie, raised more than $8,000 from event tickets, raffle tickets and a silent auction, said Lauren Holman, co-director at the Aquarium.
“Thanks to the hard work of our staff and board members, the turnout exceeded the Roundhouse’s expectations,” Holman said.
The raffle prize was a stand-up paddle board from Nikau Kai, and auction items included a signed Clippers basketball, an overnight stay at the Shade Hotel and a 24×36 photograph by Bo Bridges. Photos by Esther Kang
Laura Gill, Roundhouse volunteer coordinator, and Lauren Holman, Roundhouse co-director.
Former Manhattan Beach mayor Steve Napolitano, Francie Nelson, Maureen and Jack Gillespie.
John Corrales, Roundhouse Aquarium facility director Eric Martin, Pat Fruin, Roundhouse founder and board director Dick Fruin and Lauren Forbes.
Christen O’Leary, Bob Peters, Bobbie Olsen, Tiffany and Jonathan Sweet.
Keith Muller, Roundhouse board president Matt Friedman, Sandra Terromes and Roundhouse executive director Lauren Holman.
Janet Solisman-Suard, Jack Tracy and Julie Amos.
Jack Tracy and Julie Amos.
Jo Lise Bought, event director of The Strand House, and Nick Alexander, manager of The Strand House.
Mark Hurst, Christen Cromin-Hurst, restaurateur and The Strand House owner Mike Zislis and Andrea Zislis.
Author Kim Bixler and Mia Fogh.
Diane and John Roberts, Roundhouse volunteer.
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