By Jane Knoerle
Almanac Lifestyles Editor
In its 62 years, Tally Ho, the annual benefit for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, has taken place at several different times and places. This year, "Tally Ho Presents Monte Carlo" is slated for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the University Club of Palo Alto.
The gala features casino games and wine tastings, along with silent and live auctions. The evening also includes dinner and dancing with music provided by "Simply Jazz."
This year's Tally Ho director is Louise Rockhold of Menlo Park. Her committee includes Louise DeDera, Mary Vavuris, Bill and Diane Bottoms, Barb Carson, Susan Lamkin, Laurel Trask and Spike O'Connor, Anna Henderson, Kim Asborno, Alicia Seebold. Elaine Scotten, Sally Knorp, Susan Fetterly, Sara Jamison, and Marion Goodkind. The Allied Arts Auxiliary now includes 16 men as associate members (mostly husbands of members), who will preside over the casino tables. Member Spike O'Connor is also leader of the "Simply Jazz" orchestra.
Auction items will include a "Batter Up" package with game tickets and a bat signed by Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants, a five-course tasting for eight guests at the Blue Garden Cafe at Allied Arts, and a weekend stay in the Beatles Suite at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Palo Alto.
Tally Ho has been produced continuously since 1950 and for years took place early in September at the Menlo Circus Club. It included a dazzling series of events: daytime and evening horse shows, children's all-day entertainment, a fashion show, dinner and dancing. Over the years, that imposing agenda was pared down, no more horse shows, children's fairs or fashion shows, but the Allied Arts Guild Auxiliary's dedication to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford remains.
This year's event raises funds for the hospital to help support uncompensated medical care. It will also focus on purchasing speech processors for cochlear implant patients at the hospital's hearing center. Tickets are $150 per person. Optional scotch and cigar tastings may be purchased at the door.
Visit alliedartsguild.org for more information.