Cynthia Moxley says the secret to a sellout black tie fundraiser is simple: great location, celebrity chef, fun entertainment, great committee co-chairs and marquee sponsors.

Moxley salutes the Ruby Ball, this year’s fundraiser for the Knoxville Opera, which was co-chaired by Jacque Hawks and Melinda Grimac.

Cliff and Jacque Hawks at the Ruby Ball.

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