Carol and Kent Wilken of Newport Beach, co-chairs of the upcoming 2007 O.C. Barons' Ball, welcomed 60 generous patrons in support of a world without cancer to a late-afternoon garden reception at Five Crowns restaurant in Corona del Mar.
The Wilkens joined Donna Bianchi, president of the O.C. Barons' League, a support wing of the American Cancer Society, in welcoming the crowd. The crowd included Harbor Island's Debbie Simon; Debbie and Gary Douglas, former co-chairs of the Barons' Ball and residents of Newport Coast; Kerry Reynolds, also of Newport Coast; David Williams of Laguna Beach; Sharon Esterley;Ron Rubino; Daniel Avidan; the philanthropic Barbara and Jim Glabman, and Jim and Kay Burra.
Five Crowns set up a charming buffet on their garden patio while wine was poured and music was provided by the talented guitarist and singer Ray Jordan, who donated his services.