The Great Tomsoni & Co.

About Town

Magical entertainment by The Great Tomsoni and Company — composed of John Thompson and his daffy but delightful partner, Pam — provided the icing on the cake at The Indian Wells Garden and Community Club's Evening of Magic at the Stouffer Esmeralda Resort. A large and responsive crowd gathered at the Stouffer for cocktails, casino games, dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions, with proceeds from the eventful evening providing funds for the Family YMCA of the Desert's valleywide child-care programs.

AN EVENING OF MAGIC: Kudos poured in for weeks following the Indian Wells Garden and Community Club's fifth annual benefit, a multifaceted Evening of Magic at the Stouffer Esmeralda Resort. It seemed that the whole town and the neighboring communities as well joined forces to help chairwoman Arlene Pepp raise money for the YMCA's pre- and afterschool child-care program. Members of the Indian Wells Garden and Community Club "believe that by fostering this child-care program we're helping needy parents preserve their family unit," said Norma Kay, president of the organization. Various games of chance and live and silent auctions gave supporters ample opportunity to vie for an exciting array of prizes; cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a gourmet buffet dinner provided just the right fuel, and music by the Al Yankee Orchestra, magical entertainment by The Great Tomsoni and Company and the auctioneering skills of Dean Cullum, compliments of Kennedy-Wilson Inc., further contributed to the outstanding success of this entertaining and fun-filled evening.