Gorgeous weather at the Mellody Farm Nature Preserve in Lake Forest made for the perfect summer evening. Co-chairs Katie Belcher, Sage DePree, and Kristin Ryan welcomed the sold-out crowd of 400, as they enjoyed cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres on the lawn. Chairman of the Board Timm Reynolds announced a short film, “Land is Our Legacy” featuring the founding and current board members and their families. Raising over $300,000 during the evening, guests finished with a delicious dinner while seated under a canopy tree lit tent. lfola.org
Where: 309 Happ Road, Northfield
When: 6 to 8 p.m….