G!G!: A Gatsby Spectacle

On March 3, 2018 the Greater Reading Young Professionals (GRYP) hosted their annual gala, G!G!, at the Santander Performing Arts Center. The Gatsby themed event attracted approximately 125 guests and raised more than $3,000 for GRYP’s Community Cause, a fund that gives back to local non-profit organizations.

During the event, Bell Tower Salon & Spa sent guests on a scavenger hunt throughout the venue for special prizes.  Reading Distilling Guild spoiled event goers with specialty cocktails.  Artist Victoria Parisi created a painting which was later raffled.  Caricature artist Missi Allen entertained guests with her talents. Well-stocked baskets were raffled near the end of the event.  DJ Willionaire kept the party lively while photographer Jeremy Drey documented the festivities.

Judson Meinhart, President of GRYP stated, “G!G! is GRYP’s signature event of the year, and with so much positive momentum behind downtown revitalization, it was important for us as young professionals to contribute to that effort.  Our committee set out to put on an event that showed attendees a great night out in Downtown Reading and I think that was a success.  Of course, it wouldn’t have been possible without the Santander Performing Arts Center and the support of our sponsors and all of the volunteers who spent hours pulling everything together.  We’re all thrilled with the positive feedback we’ve heard since the event and we’re already looking forward to future G!G!s.

Sponsors of the event included: Carpenter Technology, Baker Tilly, Customers Bank, Greater Reading Chamber Alliance, RKL LLP, Bell Tower Salon & Spa, Sorrelli, Reading Eagle, East Penn Manufacturing, Fleetwood Bank, Reading Fightin’ Phils, and Weidenhammer.

Raffle donations: Bell Tower, Berkshire Country Club, Bldg 7 Yoga, Cigars International, Crowne Plaza, Foxchase Golf Club, Encripted Escape, Fightin’ Phils, Heidelberg Country Club, Keys II Fitness, Reading Country Club, Salute, Sweet Ride Ice Cream, TCO Outdoors, Tom Sturgis pretzels, Unique Pretzels

Check out the Facebook photo album here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GreaterReadingYP/photos/?tab=album&album_id=207713264230337 and photos from Jeremy Drey here: https://jeremydrey.photoshelter.com/portfolio/G0000wnkoeMLKkMA