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Golden Gate National Parks Conservatory’s Trails Forever Benefit Dinner

October 8, 2010
Kirsty Gumina

The eighth annual Trails Forever Dinner benefiting the Golden Gate National Parks Conservatory raised more than $730,000 to renovate and expand park trails. Held at Baker Beach on October 1, 400 guests were welcomed with cocktails and a bluegrass musical performance from the band Poor Man’s Whiskey. The evening – co-chaired by Jessica Galloway and Catherine Bradford – included a live auction spiritedly led by Mark Buell, Chairman of the National Parks Conservatory.

“A clear dinner tent was erected above the beach in a parking lot, which, under a file titled “gild the lily,” was covered with sand. Family-style tables, beautifully designed by Tracy Radeff, sported native flora, colorful textiles and a masterful McCall’s meal of Portofino salumi, gazpacho, Vandenberg Ranch filet mignon and flan,” wrote Catherine Bigelow in her Social City column for the San Francisco Chronicle. After dinner, guests toasted marshmallows around a firepit for the s’mores served by McCalls. All photos capturing the Trails Forever dinner were taken by Miss Bigelow.

Trails Forever logo courtesy of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservatory