Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Manzano treasures cold cash.(Final)

Byline: Inside Source Charlotte Balcomb Lane Of the Journal

The party was dubbed "Treasures in the Tropics," but an unexpected cold front and biting wind Saturday turned a biennial spring fund-raiser for Manzano Day School into something more resembling "Trembling in the Tropics."

Most of the 370 guests at the party had dressed for the theme in light summer dresses and shorts and found themselves wishing for blankets and wool socks instead.

The party was held on the splendid grounds of the North Valley estate of businessman and art collector Randy Briggs. He has two children attending the private elementary school near Old Town. Manzano Elementary School is celebrating its 64th anniversary this year. …

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