Tonight: Tally Ho presents Monte Carlo

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 for more information.


There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Food Party! 420
By Laura Stec | 5 comments | 1,528 views

What Are Your Gifts that Must Be Shared?
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 621 views


Readers' Choice ballot is here

It’s time to decide what local business is worthy of the title “Almanac Readers' Choice” — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 19th issue of The Almanac.