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Going Green The Fancy Way

By Jocelyn Geboy in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 14, 2007 4:46PM

For years, we've heard about the Green Tie Ball and wondered if we'd ever get to go to something so fancy. Turns out we will, and we're excited about it. The Green Tie Ball is an annual charity event held by Gateway Green. According to their website, "The Green Tie Ball is the signature fundraising event for Chicago Gateway Green."

2007_09greentie.jpgGateway Green is a non-profit working for "the beautification of the city." The proceeds for tomorrow night's event will directly benefit the Expressway Partnership. It's a public-private partnership dedicated to turning roadways into parkways. This year's 16th annual Ball will have a "Garden of Good and Evil" theme.

VIP events start tomorrow at 6:30, and the gala will kick off at 8:00. There will be a live auction and charitable gambling as well as over 75 restaurants showing off their wares. If you'd like to get a ticket (prices range from $140-250), call 312-902-1500 or go to www.

"green tie and chapped lips" by MB!