“Mambo!” Las Patronas preview décor for 2014 Jewel Ball in La Jolla


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By Ashley Mackin

Las Patronas, a La Jolla-based grant-giving philanthropy group, gave its members a sneak peek at the décor for this year’s Jewel Ball fundraiser, at a preview event April 30 at the La Jolla Community Center.

The 68th annual Jewel Ball theme for 2014 is “Moonlit Mambo: A Night in Havana,” so attendees can expect vibrant colors, peacocks, classic cars, drums and dominos the night of the event, Saturday, Aug. 2 at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, 2000 Spindrift Drive. There will also be a cigar lounge and mojito bar.

Last year’s Jewel Ball raised more than $840,000 for dozens of San Diego County charities.

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