White Night

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One hundred forty guests in summer whites enjoyed a six-course meal with wine pairings, served on tables glowing with patio lights set down the center of Naperville’s Water Street on August 25. After a strolling bubbly reception hour, chefs from Water Street restaurants served courses such as tuna tataki, shrimp and jicama taquitos, crispy pork belly, and polenta cake.

Proceeds from the inaugural event will benefit the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign and Artful Impact, providing arts experiences to special needs youth and adults. “We are delighted to have such great support for Artful Impact and the Y from the Water Street community,” says YMCA board member and Artful Impact chair Deb Newman. “This unique event will support youth programs and help young people with special needs experience the liberating power of the performing arts firsthand.”—MD

Photo Courtesy Artful Impact