Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Ball tops bustling weekend.(Final)

Byline: INSIDE SOURCE Charlotte Balcomb Lane Of the Journal

Between weddings and graduations -- not to mention the Albuquerque Mayor's Ball, the Legacy Art Albuquerque and a huge physicians' recognition dinner -- Albuquerque was hopping Saturday.

Your Inside Source did her best to hit the highlights.

THE MAYOR'S BALL: That legendary hostess, Albuquerque first lady Margaret Aragon de Chavez, outdid herself with this year's Asian-themed extravaganza. The annual Mayor's Ball raises funds for 11 local charities, including the American Diabetes Association of New Mexico and the Muscular Dystrophy Association of New Mexico. This is the sixth Mayor's Ball that Mayor Martin Chavez and the first lady have hosted -- with the help of a 26-member committee.

The theme, "Blossom at Twilight," allowed exuberant use of all things Asian, including rice paper fans and parasols, in a red, black and gold color scheme. …

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