Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A lovely evening with Linda and Bob Bertges

Wells Fargo executive Bob Bertges and his wife Linda are the honorary chairs of For the Young at Heart Valentine Ball coming up Saturday, Feb. 11, at Myers Park Country Club. The gala covers two causes that are close to the couple's hearts: the arts and history.

The gala raises money for Charlotte Concerts, a nonprofit founded in 1930 that was the first organization to present a performing arts series in Charlotte.

The lovely evening starts at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception where guests can mingle and bid on silent auction items before being seated for dinner. There's also a live auction conducted by auctioneer extraordinaire Ernest Perry. A Frank Sinatra singer will woo guests with the legend's famous songs and there's dancing to the Count Basie Tribute Orchestra.

Tickets are $250 per person and can be reserved until noon on Friday, Feb. 10, by calling 704-458-5141.