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Guests arrived at the very posh Grand Del Mar for the 82nd Annual Candlelight Ball to festive holiday decorations, and the Candlelight's grand red carpet lined with magnificent floral arrangements by Kathy Wright. Three varieties of red roses, cream cymbidium orchids, cream sahar and camel roses, coral peonies, bright pink hydrangea, red mokara orchids, coral amaryllis and white and pink French tulips were beautifully arranged.

A beautiful entree to an evening that benefits Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.

Ted Killroy with General Chairman Betty Knight Scripps

Serving as The General Chairman of the Candlelight Ball for the 9th year was once again, the delightful Betty Knight Scripps. Betty Knight Scripps described the reason for her patronage. "I am committed to supporting Scripps Health and the premier health care services it has provided to our community for nearly 90 years."

And they have.

Many fine doctors and supporters were present including Andrea and Dr. Shawn Evans, Debbie Turner and Conrad Prebys, Sharon Dunn, Drs. Tika and Brent Eastman, and Rosemary and Chris Van Gorder.

Chris Van Gorder is the President and CEO of Scripps Health.

Guests enjoyed fine fare at cocktail hour in the Capella Room with entertainment by a jazz trio.

Dinner in the grand ballroom and dancing to The Bob Hardwick Sound kept the gala going until late.

A special surprise was the 'Rat Pack-esque' performance by Peter Pavone.

Peter was flown in from Las Vegas to surprise Mrs. Scripps with 3 special songs; Fly Me to the Moon, It Had To Be You, and Almost Like Being in Love.

A great evening for a great cause.

Through Betty Knight Scripps' generosity and leadership over the last 9 years, over $22 million has been raised to support lifesaving care at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.

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The floral swathed red carpet entrance

Above and Below, George and Abeer Hage with Debbie Turner and Conrad Prebys, and Tom and Karen Gammiere



Bobby and Kelly Arbias with Kyle Brenan

Chris Von Gorder with Abeer and George Hage and John B. Engle,
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Grand Del Mar appetizers of mini sunny side up eggs atop a roast beef bite size sandwich

Donna and Jack Morgan

Above and Below, the beautiful and very philanthropic, Betty Knight Scripps

Debbie Turner and Conrad Prebys

George and Abeer Hage ... in a very nice gown from Escada!

Lisa Kendall with Tom Gildred ** Abeer Hage

The foyer scene with Abeer Hage

Scott Johnston with Debbie Turner

Abeer Hage

Above and Below, Scott Johnston with Chris Von Gorder.... both are former police officers who were shot in the line of duty.

Chris Von Gorder with the 2012 Scripps Spinoff Chair Abeer Hage

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Scripps Spinoff 2012 Chair Abeer Hage

Scott Johnston and George Hage

Above and Below, Abeer and George Hage

Above and Below, Craig Biddick and Susan Kazmarek-Biddick with Abeer and George Hage

Above and Below, Susan Kazmarek-Biddick and Craig Biddick

Jolane and Kevin Crawford

Hugh Dunklee and Mary Beth Kellee

Dr. Shawn Evans and Andrea Evans

Anna Sheridan with her father Richard Sheridan

Mary and Joe Braunwarth with Abeer Hage

Abeer Hage with Mary Braunwarth

Isaac and Loraine Levy

Melissa Williams and Bob Stefanko

John Stephenson and Jan Bowden, Jan is wearing a dress from the 40's, accessorized with a purse from the 50's and a 'Victory Rolls' hair coif... a style made popular in the U.S. after WWII.

Diane and Rick Hanson

Chris and Marian Rubino

Sherry Bider with Davis Cracroft

Harold and Raluca Pimenta

Joy Rothberger and Lauren Clark

Heidi Fagerlund and Kimberly McKean

Dr. Eric Sandberg and Dr. Gail Tominaga

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Above and Below, Catherine Foster and Eve Fybel

Abeer Hage's sparkling evening shoes ... and she danced all night!

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* Margo Schwab, MBA, more formally known as Margaret E. Schwab, has produced, written, interviewed and photographed for various media organizations since 1989. Schwab attended Holton Arms School, La Jolla Country Day School and La Jolla High School. Schwab has a B.A. from Scripps College, spent a business internship with S.A.I.C., Science Applications International Corporation, and earned a Masters of Business degree, M.B.A., from the University of San Diego by way of Claremont Graduate School . Schwab additionally took college courses from Harvard University, and Syracuse University. Schwab volunteers for numerous charity organizations. She also continues to support animal organizations and the prevention of people and animal abuse. Schwab is the editor and co-owner of The Social Diary.

Margo Schwab and Scott Johnston of The Social Diary Magazine are pleased to announce a partnerships with the San Diego Humane Society and SD METRO Magazine. They have also partnered with Country Friends and the San Diego American Heart Association and the Arthritis Foundation.

Margo Schwab and Scott Johnston are both members of the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club (Margo Schwab since 1974) and both are now members of the University Club and its worldwide ClubCorp Compass Society. Margo Schwab and Scott Johnston are Police Press credentialed by the Chief of Police, William Lansdowne.


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