Thanks to outstanding support from our sponsors, auction donors, and a sold out crowd of event participants, the National Marine Life Center’s 2009 Mermaid Ball was our most successful to date, raising 50% higher net proceeds than previous years. Thank you!
NMLC’s 2009 Mermaid Ball was held August 7th at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Chaired by MMA President Admiral Rick Gurnon and Beachmoor Owner Rita Pacheco, the event featured entertainment by Explicit Noise, Jul3ia Richards & Evan Kaigle, GQ & the Lady, and Eugene DiFrancisco.
The Townsend Hornor Memorial Stewardship Award was awarded to Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Senator John Kerry, Representative Bill Delahunt, Senate President Therese Murray, and Representative Susan Williams Gifford in recognition of their support which allowed the National Marine Life Center to begin building our new marine animal hospital. The Townsend Hornor Memorial Stewardship Award was established by NMLC’s Board of Trustees in 2007 as a way to honor individuals who have made a significant difference to the National Marine Life Center and our conservation mission. Chris from Representative Delahunt’s office accepted on behalf of the Congressman and Representative Susan Williams Gifford was present to accept the award in person.
Mermaid Ball 2009 Photos & Slideshow by Madison Freed.
Featuring music by Jul3ia Richards & Evan Kaigle.
Mermaid Ball 2009 Video by Ryan Richardson.