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Romance of the Mission Gala

| November 15, 2018 | Parties

Mission San Juan Capistrano’s Romance of the Mission
Gala stunned with a $600,000 fundraising total.

THE PARTY A record 500 altruists convened on the hallowed grounds at Mission San Juan Capistrano for its annual Romance of the Mission Gala benefiting the Mission Preservation Foundation, where $600,000 was brought in. THE SCENE Lovely ladies and gents showed up in their black-tie best to enjoy a pre-dinner ceremony, where Madeline and James Irvine Swinden were honored for their longtime support. “We’re honored to be recognized and to share the magic of this evening with each of you,” Madeline said. THE HIGHLIGHTS While The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel delighted with a four-course dinner, it was the hypnotizing vocals of singer Jackie Evancho that truly made the evening one to remember as she enchanted with renditions of “The Prayer,” “The Music of Night” and, of course, “When The Swallows Come Back to Capistrano.” -Allison Mitchell

Photos by Carla Rhea and Val Westover


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