Mission San Juan Capistrano Benefits from Annual Gala
Mission San Juan Capistrano’s Romance of the Mission on Sept. 14 began with cocktails in the garden, followed by a concert in the outdoor ruins of the Great Stone Church by acclaimed actor/singer Davis Gaines. Afterward guests enjoyed dinner in the main courtyard from The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. The night was set aglow with candlelight, as guests further enjoyed live music, excellent table service and a continued open bar. Gala proceeds, estimated at just under $200,000, will help fund the Gate House Preservation Project. An additional $100,000 anonymous pledge will be made if that amount can be matched towards the project’s $3.3 million budget within 60 days. —M.M.