Friends of Gorton Hosts Diamonds, Designers and Dancing

Friends of Gorton will host Diamonds, Designers and Dancing at Lake Forest Sports Cars in Lake Bluff on Friday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m.

Following a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception, independent designers who have been hand selected from throughout Chicagoland will showcase their best spring 2010 efforts.

At the conclusion of the runway presentation, a winning contestant will be awarded the Gorton Diamond Designer Award. Dancing will follow. The event, chaired by Kendelle Cornette of Lake Forest, is expected to draw over 250 guests from the North Shore and Chicago. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit or call 847-234-6060.

One of the night’s featured designers is Michael Todd. You can preview his collection at The Lake Forest Shop, which is hosting a Michael Todd trunk show April 19-23 between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The Friends of Gorton organization manages fundraising events to support Gorton Center’s mission to enrich lives through cultural arts, education, and charitable services. In addition to its own performing arts and educational programs, Gorton Center welcomes 100+ charitable organizations annually for meetings, events and fundraisers. Gorton is located at 400 East Illinois Road in Lake Forest.