Bailey McCollester and her mother-in-law Cheryl McCollester, both of Sedalia, peruse the silent auction tables during Thursday’s fourth annual Piccadilly Gala at the MEC Building on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. About 240 women attended the event, themed “Denim & Diamonds.”
Kristy Dawson, of Bandana’s Bar-B-Q, puts a serving of pulled pork on the plate of Kim Pitman, as her friend Sarah Stow waits behind her. Both Pitman and Stow are from Whiteman Air Force Base, and several volunteers from the WAFB 509th Security Forces Squadron helped during the event. Also, proceeds from the Jean Jacket auction went to the Military Affairs Committee of the Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce to help support Whiteman families.
Jessica Himes, photographer with Snap Photo Booth, takes a photo of a group of ladies during Thursday’s Piccadilly Gala.
Friends Debbie Gant, left, and Gayle Lamb, both of Sedalia, fill their plates with appetizers from Table of 5 catering at the beginning of Thursday evening’s Piccadilly Gala. This was the fourth year the pair has attended the event together. “It’s fun, a ladies’ night out,” Gant said. “It’s relaxation, fabulous food, and you get to dress up. Women love to dress up,” Lamb said. “The food is great, the decorations look glamorous.”
Most of the 248 attendees dressed to the “Denim & Diamonds” theme, including this appropriately-named denim jacket. A prize was given to the woman with the best/most bling.
Jorge Guevara, Chamber volunteer, hands Ginger Mallory her drink at the Piccadilly Gala’s cash bar, provided by El Tapatio and Wildlife Ridge Winery.
Bridget McNeeley, left, and Jessecca Schrader, both of Sedalia, sift through the large pile of photo booth props to pick the best hats for their photo.
Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce board member Robin Balke thanks the night’s sponsors and welcomes the ladies to the fourth annual Piccadilly Gala.