The 1st Anniversary Gala Honored the Public Service
of Senator Charles J. Colgan
The 1st Anniversary Celebration of the Hylton Center began in Merchant Hall, with a special performance of Simply Sinatra, featuring the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra and guest vocalist Steve Lippia, one of the countryís most prominent interpreters of classic pop music. Immediately following the performance was a reception for more than 600 of Senator Colganís friends, colleagues and supporters. The evening closed with a dinner limited to 340 gala patrons in the Gregory Family Theatre, featuring a video presentation paying homage to Senator Colganís extensive public service. Funds raised from the Gala established the Senator Charles J. Colgan Community Arts Benefit Fund.