August 10, 2016, SANTA BARBARA, CAâ€”The Community Environmental Council (CEC) will host its annual â€œeco-chicâ€ party of the year, the Green Gala, on Friday, September 30 at 6:30 p.m. Held at The Lark, 131 Anacapa St. in Santa Barbara, the fundraiser is the only â€˜close-outâ€™ event this year at the Funk Zoneâ€™s hottest restaurant, named by Wine Enthusiast as one of Americaâ€™s 100 Best Restaurants of 2016.
In the spirit of both The Lark and CECâ€™s eco-ethic, the dÃ©cor will feature repurposed materials, guided by the award-winning Merryl Brown Events, creative consultant and longtime Green Gala partner. This dedication to creative reuse with minimal waste is a hallmark of the annual fundraising and awareness raising event, along with an emphasis on local food, water conservation, reusable products and waste reduction.
At the reception, guests will enjoy a variety of local spirits and delicious appetizers while posing for fun eco-portraits, courtesy of Outrageous Booths. Following the cocktail hour, guests will indulge in a seated three-course dinner custom designed by The Larkâ€™s chefs for the event. Served family style, the sustainably-minded feast will highlight wine and food from local farms and vineyards.
This yearâ€™s program will be emceed by local media personalities John Palminteri and Spencer Fischer with non-profit favorite Geoff Green acting as auctioneer. The Green Gala Committee is chaired by CEC Partnership Council Member Laura McGlothin, and Neil Dipaola is Honorary Chair.
Tickets to the cocktail attire event are $275 per person. To RSVP, go to http://www.cecsb.org/events-page/green-gala/green-gala-2016/ or contact Kathi King at (805) 963-0583 x108 or email@example.com.