The Childhelp "Drive the Dream" gala debuted last week at the Orange County Fairgrounds and Event Center. Chaired by Patti and James Edwards III, Diana and Chris Miner, and Priscilla and Dick Marconi, the evening was a smashing success, raising more than $100,000 for Childhelp charities.
Organizers pulled this off with very little time attracting a crowd of several hundred well-dressed guests for the midweek peek at the spectacular automobiles of the Barrett-Jackson car auction that took place on the weekend after the Childhelp gala.
The evening, billed as "Cars and Stars," began at dusk as the crowd was invited to preview the Barrett-Jackson inventory, which predominantly featured exceptionally restored American cars of the 1950s and 1960s.
As cocktails and hors d'oeuvres were served in the massive event center, guests reminisced over youthful experiences connected to 1957 Chevy Bel Airs, 1959 Cadillac El Dorados and Buicks that made granddad proud.