The Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society raised $315,000 during its 11th annual All Aboard! gala, held on December 2 at the Chicago Botanic Garden. More than 350 guests enjoyed the event entitled “A European Holiday Soirée”. Guests were greeted with hot toddies and music from members of the Alphorngruppe “Alpentraum” before entering the illuminated landscapes, stunning plant displays, garden-scale trains, and miniature replicas of Chicago landmarks in the Wonderland Express exhibition. The 2016 All Aboard! event was co-chaired by Judy Konen of Kenilworth and Elizabeth Pruett of Lake Forest. chicagobotanic.org
A young Tom Weinberg, circa 1954, galumphs along a ravine in Highland Park.
There’s no other place he’d rather be….