Did they have fun? Yes, they did.
Here's what the gala looked like to me:
It started with this:
There is no hug like a Newberry hug from Meg Medina.
Thank you, Meg!
There were red carpet photos!
Laurent Lin looked very snappy.
Inside were more wonderful people:
Phil Stamper, Elizabeth Acevedo and Erin Murphy
Phil Stamper had gala-appropriate sneakers
People ate, drank, mixed, mingled.
Lots of love and interest at the Portfolio Showcase
Next: Scenes from the Awards!