The 36th annual Grand Gala was held Dec. 1, 2012, at The Grand Opera House in Wilmington. The evening included pre-parties at A.R. Morris Jewelers and Ernest & Scott Taproom. The event began with a moving tribute to the men and women of our military and featured a performance by the internationally renowned “little orchestra” Pink Martini. The concert was followed by an after-party at the Hotel du Pont. All proceeds from the event benefit arts education programs at The Grand.