Masked-ball benefits education programs for low-income families 

Paula Gilmartin, the president of the Peninsula Family Service Hillsborough Auxiliary, is holding a masked-ball benefit, Venezia Romantica, at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco on Saturday. The Hillsborough Auxiliary is a group of 75 women that supports education programs that help low-income households.

What is there to look forward to at the ball? Guests will start the evening off with cocktails and Italian music playing in the background, masks in tow. During the seated dinner, there will be a live auction. There will be lots of fun activities and surprises, one being 100 closed treasure boxes that will be $100 each to buy. The three top prizes value at a few hundred dollars. Guests will be able to dance the night away.

Who exactly will benefit? The black-tie-optional masked ball will be an extraordinary event gathering the whole community together to benefit people in need in the community such as Kids in the Middle and the Family Visitation Center. At the end of the night, guests will be asked to raise a paddle and donate what they can.

Who can attend? What is the cost? Anyone can go. It’s $250 per person.

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