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The Philadelphia Museum of Art's trustees, and the Women's Committee hosted a gala evening to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Museum on Thursday, May 10th , a balmy and clear spring night. Before the period costume show on the Great Staircase and cocktails, guests were greeted by trumpeteers at the West Door upon arrival. After smiling and kiss-kissing through the receiving line, the art-loving patrons proceeded to dinner, followed by dessert, dancing to the Hank Lane Orchestra, and fireworks later in the evening.
 
Tuesday, May 22nd, The Friends of The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks held a wine and cheese tasting at the Historic Powel House at 244 South 3rd Street. Greg Moore, famed wine lover and authority displayed and served six Old World wines to be sniffed, swirled and sipped, while Billy Mignucci Lisa Bogan of DiBruno Brothers helped everyone help themselves to five different types of their delicious cheeses. For more information about Landmarks, call215-925-2251.
 
Since1896, the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair has promoted horsemanship and horsebreeding for confirmation, performance, and speed. Celebrating its 105th anniversary this year, the show is the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed horse competition in the country. The kickoff cocktail party took place on Sunday, May, 20th at the Robert Montgomery Scott's beautiful estate in Villanova, Ardrossan.
 
The 71st Radnor Hunt Races took place on Saturday, May 19th. The grounds were crowded with racing and horse enthusiasts tailgating and taking part of this steeplechasing spring tradition. Six exciting races featured horses galloping over hurdles and timber fences for purses totaling $160,000. All proceeds from the Radnor Hunt Races benefit the land and water preservation programs of the Brandywine Conservancy in Chadds Ford.
 
The 2001 PAL awards dinner, their largest event and largest fundraiser of the year, was held, May 17th at the Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel's ballroom. This year's dinner honored David L. Cohen, Esq., the former chief of staff to Mayor Ed Rendell and Current Chairman of the law firm of Ballard Spahr Andrews and Ingersoll. Co-chairs were J. William Mills and David Montgomery. Since 1947, the Police Athletic League of Philadelphia has helped children and teenagers overcome challenges and enhance their skills. The 23 centers provide a safe haven in which to meet, play and learn for more than 27,000 boys and girls, ages 6 to 18. The facilities and programs are supervised by Philadelphia Police Officers specially trained in youth activities and sports. Proceeds from the dinner keep PAL's centers in operations and also provide college scholarships to outstanding young people.
 
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