CFD Masquerade Ball draws a crowd

CFD Masquerade Ball draws a crowd


Secretary Wyman (third from left) and other guests gather in her office during the ball. (Photo courtesy of Heather Lucas)

The Legislative Building is usually considered the place where many statewide officials are headquartered and where  lawmakers meet each winter to do the business of the people.

But it was Olympia’s social epicenter Saturday night, as more than 300 people gathered there for the third annual Combined Fund Drive Masquerade Ball for charity.

The Office of Secretary of State, CFD and Department of Archeology and Historical Preservation once again co-hosted the event. Secretary of State Kim Wyman greeted revelers. Various forms of entertainment were found on each floor, including the popular casino night in the Columbia Room and psychics reading tarot cards in the Treasurer’s Office. Professional photographs of the attendees were taken in the State Reception Room.

The ball raised more than $7,000 (after expenses) for the CFD. (Last year’s ball raised more than $6,000.) There were 28 different charities on hand to connect with donors through vendor booths on the fourth floor of the building. There also was a silent auction featuring Cardinals-Seahawks tickets, a silver bracelet and a vintage pearl necklace, among other items for sale.

The CFD gives thanks to all attendees, volunteers and performers.

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