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Pat and Dr. Larry Thompson lead the parade at Ringling College of Art and Design's "An Evening at the Avant Garde" in March.

The Best of Black Tie 2009

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 |

Pat and Dr. Larry Thompson lead the parade at Ringling College of Art and Design's "An Evening at the Avant Garde" in March.

Knickole and Kevin Curtis, Knick Barger and Pam Humbert at SPARCC's Hoe Down at Hi Hat Ranch in May.

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 |

Knickole and Kevin Curtis, Knick Barger and Pam Humbert at SPARCC's Hoe Down at Hi Hat Ranch in May.

Gail Bowden, Denise Mei and Nicole Sacco at United Cerebral Palsy's �Someone�s in the Kitchen with Tommy and Phil� in September.

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 |

Gail Bowden, Denise Mei and Nicole Sacco at United Cerebral Palsy's �Someone�s in the Kitchen with Tommy and Phil� in September.

Lee Chaverin at Sarasota Opera Guild's "A Night in New Orleans" in November.

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 |

Lee Chaverin at Sarasota Opera Guild's "A Night in New Orleans" in November.

John and Chris Currie at Asolo Repertory Theatre's 50th Anniversary Starry Night Dinner Series in April.

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 |

John and Chris Currie at Asolo Repertory Theatre's 50th Anniversary Starry Night Dinner Series in April.

Mary Forte, Charlene Wolff, Katie Moulton and Eileen Curd at Habitat for Humanity's Hammers and Hope in March.

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 |

Mary Forte, Charlene Wolff, Katie Moulton and Eileen Curd at Habitat for Humanity's Hammers and Hope in March.

Liebe Gamble and Kyla Weiner at Planned Parenthood's "Safe Sex: Halloween Bash" in October.

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 |

Liebe Gamble and Kyla Weiner at Planned Parenthood's "Safe Sex: Halloween Bash" in October.

Kim Githler, the late Janet Kane, Betsy Kane-Hartnett, Katherine Kane West and Dr. Susan Weinkle at YMCA Foundation's "Element Au" in May.

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 |

Kim Githler, the late Janet Kane, Betsy Kane-Hartnett, Katherine Kane West and Dr. Susan Weinkle at YMCA Foundation's "Element Au" in May.

Rita Greenbaum and Karin Gustafson at Animal Rescue Coalition's "Best in Show" gala in March.

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 |

Rita Greenbaum and Karin Gustafson at Animal Rescue Coalition's "Best in Show" gala in March.

Hershey Hannum loves on Dave Weiner at Animal Rescue Coalition's "Dogs' Night Out" in January.

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 |

Hershey Hannum loves on Dave Weiner at Animal Rescue Coalition's "Dogs' Night Out" in January.

Penny Hill at Circus Sarasota's gala in January.

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 |

Penny Hill at Circus Sarasota's gala in January.

Sandy King, Noelle Haft, Steven King and Alex Miller at Humane Society of Sarasota County's "Hot Dogs Cool Cats Goes Animal House" in October.

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 |

Sandy King, Noelle Haft, Steven King and Alex Miller at Humane Society of Sarasota County's "Hot Dogs Cool Cats Goes Animal House" in October.

Ceara Crews, Nevaeh, Terri, Murf, Max, honoree Michael, Mikayla and Molly Klauber

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 |

Ceara Crews, Nevaeh, Terri, Murf, Max, honoree Michael, Mikayla and Molly Klauber

Sandy Loevner and Myrna Band at Caring for Children Charities' Florida Winefest and Auction in April.

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 |

Sandy Loevner and Myrna Band at Caring for Children Charities' Florida Winefest and Auction in April.

Laina and Lori Moran at SPARCC's Prince and Princess Ball in April.

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 |

Laina and Lori Moran at SPARCC's Prince and Princess Ball in April.

Peter Pan and the gang at Ringling College of Art and Design's "An Evening at the Avant Garde" in March.

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 |

Peter Pan and the gang at Ringling College of Art and Design's "An Evening at the Avant Garde" in March.

Chairwoman Alisa and Roger Pettingell

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 |

Chairwoman Alisa and Roger Pettingell

Mary Pat Radford with Paul and Jenni Hudson at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art's UnGala Gala in October.

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 |

Mary Pat Radford with Paul and Jenni Hudson at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art's UnGala Gala in October.

Betty Schoenbaum

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 |

Betty Schoenbaum

Drs. Hardy and Allison Schwartz at Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation's "Key to the Cure" in October.

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 |

Drs. Hardy and Allison Schwartz at Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation's "Key to the Cure" in October.

Angie Stringer, Cindy Kaiser and Stacey Corley at Girls Inc.'s "Celebration Luncheon" in March.

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 |

Angie Stringer, Cindy Kaiser and Stacey Corley at Girls Inc.'s "Celebration Luncheon" in March.

Charlie Ann Syprett

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 |

Charlie Ann Syprett

Elisabeth Waters at Animal Rescue Coalition's "Best in Show" gala in March.

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 |

Elisabeth Waters at Animal Rescue Coalition's "Best in Show" gala in March.

Elizabeth Cartier and James Amato at Community AIDS Network's "CANDance: Dancing with our Stars" in October.

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 |

Elizabeth Cartier and James Amato at Community AIDS Network's "CANDance: Dancing with our Stars" in October.

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