It was a nostalgic retro night June 2 when Five Acres held its ninth annual Swingin' on a Star benefit, this year themed “Up, Up and Away.”
The beautiful Ambassador campus in Pasadena was the site for the party. More than 200 guests checked in at the “airline counter” to get their first-class boarding passes for an evening of music, fine food and tempting auction items. The evening was in support of Five Acres' work and programs to establish safe, lasting and loving family connections for vulnerable children. More than $160,000 was raised.
Some of the guests, who wanted to recapture the time when Pan Am ruled the skies and its first-class lounge was the place to be seen, wore fashionable mink stoles, pillbox hats, and Chanel-style tailored suit jackets.
Uniformed “flight attendants” passed hors d'oeuvres as guests sipped popular cocktails of that era — an old fashioned or a greyhound.