The Webb School Community recently gathered for the 2024 Belles and Buckles Gala, hosted at The Grove at Williamson Family Farm in Murfreesboro, Tenn., by The Webb School Parents’ Association. This popular event is the WSPA’s main fundraiser and was attended by members of the board of trustees, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends. The gala was preceded by cocktails and appetizers at a VIP reception for sponsors, and trustees. The premier sponsor of the event was Jaguar Land Rover Bluff City, of Memphis, courtesy of Farrar Vaughan, Webb Class of 1995, and Rob Vaughan.
Dinner catered by Alley on Main in Murfreesboro, dancing with Emerald Empire Band and live and silent auctions followed as those attending continued to celebrate a tradition of the school.
Highlighting the live auction each year is a crowd-pleaser -- a chocolate pie made by Dorothy Elkins, who is in her 67th year of service to Webb. An online auction was also part of the annual fundraiser. Proceeds from the event benefit Webb’s faculty and staff.
Gala event chairs were Caroline Hulan Smith, current parent and a 1998 graduate of The Webb School, and Dr. Brian Smith with committee members, Ginger Bobo Shofner, Gina Reeves, Carrie Brooke Simmons, Leigh Adams, Alyce Allen, Michelle Ring, Kacy Riley, Carrie Bawcum and Kathy Elfersy.