'Maritime Magic'


It was a chance to eat, drink and be "mari" -- as in "Maritime Magic '99," the annual waterfront bash at the Living Classrooms Foundation's Fells Point campus.

You could graze at the spread set out by more than 35 local restaurants and caterers, then work it off on the dance floor to the tunes of the Skip Castro Band and Samba Ngo. Some of the hardier partyers climbed the seven-story Rouse Flick Learning Tower, to get a grander gander at the Inner Harbor skyline.

Among the 1,250 enjoying the evening: James Bond, foundation president and CEO; Parker Rockefeller, foundation senior vice president; Wilbur E. "Bill" Cunningham, foundation VP; Gail Shawe, Stuart Walman, Jim Pomfret, Bill Blake and Drake Zaharis, board members; Ernest Cole, Living Classrooms instructor; Paris Lee, president of 21st Century Group; Bill Hopkinson, Jacor Baltimore's director of sales; and Warner Mason, president of Webb/Mason Inc.

The night netted about $150,000 for Living Classrooms' educational programs for disadvantaged and at-risk youth.

Pub Date: 09/26/99

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