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Megan Davison is the Chicago Editor for Miss A. She is a 23 year old living on the south side of Chicago. Megan recently moved to Chicago from the East Coast after having graduated from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in May 2012. During her time in D.C. she received her bachelor’s in Anthropology and Women’s Studies. Megan is currently serving as a Lasallian Volunteer, working in fundraising and communications for the Christian Brothers of the Midwest. She lives in community with 8 Christian Brothers and two volunteers. Megan loves coaching and tutoring the students of San Miguel Middle School in Back of the Yards.

Currently, Megan writes and explores the city of Chicago as much as she can! She has found that the best way to do that is running! Whether it’s up Michigan Avenue towards the Loop, over to Bridgeport, or down to the lakefront; running is the best way to take in the city and get a little workout in. Megan loves thrift shopping all over the city and scoring new finds at unique stores. While she has enjoyed deep-dish pizza, she still loves her thin crust! She loves coffee, reading the personal journal section of The Wall Street Journal.

Recap: Green Tie Ball XXII To Benefit Chicago Gateway Green

Dr. Bombay Band Bringing Down the House! (Photo Credit: Megan Davison)

Dr. Bombay Band Bringing Down the House! (Photo Credit: Megan Davison)

On September 7, thousands of Chicago’s most philanthropic resident’s gathered at the steel mill, A. Finkl and Sons Co. in Lincoln Park to raise money and celebrate the Chicago Gateway Green and their Express Partnership Program at the Green Tie Ball XXII. The Chicago Gateway Green is a non-profit organization dedicated to beautifying and greening Chicago’s neighborhoods, expressways and gateways. Their ultimate goal is to make a positive environmental impact on Chicago, through sustainable landscaping on our highways, litter removal, planting native plants, restore air quality and protect our water.

Cast of Willy Wonka Characters at the Green Tie Ball XXII (Photo Credit: Cadillac Photo Booth)

Cast of Willy Wonka Characters at the Green Tie Ball XXII (Photo Credit: Cadillac Photo Booth)

The theme of this year’s Green Tie Ball XXII was Willy Wonkaland. The Green Tie Ball XXII was emceed by the hosts of Windy City Live, Val Warner and Ryan Chiaverini. Guests were able to sample some of Chicago’s best eats, from Harry Caray’s to delicious espresso creme filled donuts from Firecakes. Cadillac was a big sponsor, providing pink slippers to party guests wearing heels! In keeping with the theme, Wonka Bars from Rivers Casino were aplenty. Oompa Lompas and Wonka themed characters mingled among the guests.

Music was provided by Dr. Bombay Band, and later on, guests were able to listen to Lupe Fiasco and DJ Sky Gellatly!

It was a great night filled with candy, black ties, evening dresses, and inspiration for us to be good stewards to our city and our environment.

To learn more about the programs of the Chicago Gateway Green, check our their site and be sure to like them on Facebook and Twitter.

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