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Ambassadors Ball!

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Last night we went to the 36th annual Ambassadors Ball to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at the Ritz Carlton.

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The glamorous ball gathered the diplomatic corps, congressional leaders, and friends for a great cause: research for a cure for MS. We snapped Congressman Ed Whitfield, Susan Labovich, the Humane Society's Connie Harriman-Whitfield, and BAH’s Gary Labovich.

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Silent auction items included lavish dinners for 10 at different Ambassadors' residences. Here, Rep George Holding and his wife Lucy, and Rep Mark Meadows and his wife Debbie.

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Guests ate bites of spinach and goat cheese flatbread and beef spring rolls at the cocktail hour before heading to the ballroom for a three-course dinner including a caprese salad, mahi mahi, and cake with a hand-painted MS logo on top. Here, Ripon Society’s Jim Conzelman, Comcast’s Melissa Maxfield, William & Jensen’s Melinda Maxfield, and Sunoco’s Albert Baker Knoll.

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Everyone danced the evening away. Here, Mindbank’s Neal Grunstra is surrounded by his wife Jane and by Leila Beale, wife of the Ambassador of Barbados, and Janet Waxman, wife of Rep Henry Waxman.