Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

G Gathering Gala Brings Mardi Gras to Chesapeake

Gala Brings Mardi Gras to Chesapeake



The 20th Anniversary Mardi Gras Gala was recently held at the Chesapeake Conference Center. The gala has been a signature philanthropic event for nearly two decades, raising funds in support of Chesapeake Regional Healthcare. Net proceeds from the annual black-tie event provide substantial support to help fund program and equipment needs, such as the Interventional Neurology Suite, the renovation of the Emergency Department and the purchase of new furniture in the Mother/ Baby Department.

From left: The Shopper Publisher Jean Loxley-Barnard, Dr. Don Buckley and his wife Alvene, Debbie and Bud Moulse, and Lisa Buckley-Lewis standing with her husband Bob

Fun way to enter the Gala

All decked out!

Bob and Lisa Lewis

The Shopper Publisher Jean Loxley-Barnard, with Don and Alvene Buckley

Chesapeake Conference Center made a wonderful venue for the occasion

Beautifully decorated Chesapeake Conference Center

Debbie and Bud Moulse

Dr. Don Buckley with Dr. and Mrs. Bateman

Dr. Don Buckley with Steve and Sheree Best

Steve and Sheree Best

From left: The Shopper Publisher Jean Loxley-Barnard, Steve Best and Alvene Buckley

From left: Merrill New Craig and his wife Christie, with Senator John Cosgrove with his wife Sue

Senator John Cosgrove with his wife Sue

Masks were a fun part of the evening

Bud Moulse and Bob Lewis

Joey Barnes, Foundation Board Member and Co-chair of Gala Committee, with Chesapeake's First Citizen Robin Tull of Tull Financial, right

Eastern Virginia's ENT Dr. Alan Keyes with his wife, Barbara

From left: Don Buckley with Mark Cox, his wife Lynn and Alvene Buckley (sitting)

John Maddux, President of RRMM Architects and his wife, Lori, manager of Freemason Abbey

Such a festive table!

From left: The Shopper Publisher Jean Loxley-Barnard , Don Buckley with Mark Cox, his wife Lynn and Alvene Buckley (sitting)

The dancefloor was the place to be!

The entertainment was delightful

Lisa and Bob Lewis

Sue Cosgrove and Christie New Craig with Derrick Carpinelli, owner of Off the Hook restaurants.

Having a blast on the dance floor!