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A Taste of Tryall

Published:Sunday | December 4, 2011 | 12:00 AM
Tryall's Denise Reid (left) and Oneisha Brown share lens time. - Photos by Janet Silvera
Sandals Resorts' Eleanor Miller (left) and Tryall homeowner Shelly Keith in conversation.
The fabulous Bridgette Young looking more fabulous by the minute.
Silvia Mazabel making a statement in her black and white.
Terri McGraw (right), Taste of Tryall fund-raising chairman, and her deputy, Alice Needle, are presented with bouquets by Gerry Giarla, Tryall Club's managing director, during the annual fund-raiser in Hanover
Janet Silvera Photo VM Wealth Management general manager, Devon Barrett (left) and the company's head of business, Fabian Williams (right) share lens time with Tryall Club homeowner, James Goren at the annual 'Taste of Tryall' fund-raiser on Friday November 25.
Janet Silvera Tryall's Bridgette Young is one lucky woman being sandwiched by NCIS' star Michael 'Special Agent Anthony DiNozzio' Weatherly (right) and Holland Estate developer James Goren.
Joni Matthews looks quite comfortable at the Taste of Tryall fund-raiser.
The best dancers of the evening were Maria Morales and Daniel Galvez Valero who were stuck to the dance floor.
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Janet Silvera, Gleaner Writer

The philanthropic men and women behind the annual Taste of Tryall fund-raiser promised an evening of extraordinary delights and they delivered. But they never promised the rubbing of shoulders with a man many Jamaicans have come to adore and admire, the handsome, approachable and unpretentious NCIS' Michael 'Anthony DiNozzio' Weatherly, who accommodated star-struck fans by posing for photos.

They did, however, warn that the palate would be pleased with outstanding samples of superb food prepared by 60 private Tryall Villa chefs, while sipping specially prepared exotic cocktails. Hosted by the Tryall Fund, a charitable organisation focused on helping to improve education and health initiatives in the parish of Hanover, the organisation boasts that 100 per cent of all monies raised during the evening would be dedicated to community programmes.

The fund's chairperson, Terri McGraw, said, "The money raised each year allows us to continue our work at the Sandy Bay Basic School, to provide a number of educational scholarships to outstanding students, as well as support our medical and dental clinics for the community."

Adding to the exciting evening's festivities was an impressive silent auction showcasing a unique display of exotic jewellery, artwork and exclusive dinner and vacation packages. And, as if this was not enough, DJ Murdoch's musical talent and versatility had patrons stuck to the dance floor all night.

janet.silvera@gleanerjm.com