The Westmoreland Cultural Trust said they wanted Party at the Palace to be bigger and better than ever this year. While they had a lofty goal, they hit their mark. Sticking with a similar theme as last year by creating 4 separate areas to give guests a unique experience in each one, with this year’s party celebrating the 4 seasons.
Party at the Palace kicked off the night with their VIP reception with champagne, hors devours and music on The Palace Theatre stage followed by the annual Stage Right performance on the theatre stairs. Guests moved throughout the theatre experiencing the seasons in each area. The mid-summer night’s dream room was fully immersive with branches twined with twinkling lights and arrangements to transport you into a different world created by Greensburg florist Le Jardin Floras while Josh Starrett entertained guests. The room celebrating autumn and foliage allowed guests to mingle with their friends while enjoying a myriad of desserts from local restaurants. The Megan’s Suite, was turned into a winter wonderland with performances by Jeremy Kuharcik & Barbara Rolla, Vicky Post & Mandy Onder, Mallory and Jake Grantz, Alyssa Bruno & Ashley Harmon, Shelly Sparto & Bill Fisher and Mandie Russak & Brady D. Patsy. The dance floor was hopping after people filled their bellies with all the delicious food and beverage options from local businesses. To document the evening, a winter themed photo booth was set up in the lobby of The Palace Theatre for guests to enjoy.
“As I walked around the party, trying to capture as much as I could, I noticed tons of smiling faces. The energy of all the attendees was something that is hard to find words for. As a volunteer and committee member, I can attest to the feat and work that was put into getting everything ready,” said Savannah Butler, committee member, photographer and owner of Savvy Shots Photography. “To be honest, I was pretty exhausted before I even arrived at the event, but I couldn’t help but have a great time. If you’ve never had a chance to go, I would add the last Saturday of February to your calendar and get ready to have a blast. If 2018 showed me anything, it’s that I need to start getting prepared for what they’ll do next year!”
This year, Party at the Palace also incorporated live visual arts throughout the evening with local artists Moria and Ray Kuchinka creating original pieces during the event.
Party at the Palace is one of the events held in Greensburg that is a must go to. With plenty of entertainment, drinks, food and fun, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. By supporting this event and others held by the Westmoreland Cultural Trust it helps to ensure the future of the Cultural Trust and the arts in our county.
Photography by: Savannah Butler, Savvy Shots Photography