Thursday June 23, 2011 | 11:20 PM

Red Sox Hall of Famer Dwight Evans (second from left) and his wife, Susan, were the guests of honor tonight at the Cromwell Center for Disabilities Awareness Dinner & Dance at the Marriott Sable Oaks in South Portland. Here Cromwell Center Executive Director Juliana L'Heureux introduces former Maine Governor Angus King to Dwight and Susan Evans, while Les Otten, who chairs the Cromwell Center board and is a former Red Sox owner, looks on.

During dessert, Dwight gave a powerful speech about his two adult sons who live with a genetic disorder that has caused them to be subjected to bullying and discrimination. This is exactly what the Cromwell Center aims to prevent. While they were in town, Dwight and Susan were able to observe one of the Cromwell Center's instructors teaching a class at the YMCA's summer camp, and Dwight told the crowd of more than 230 that he was very impressed with the program.

With help from WCSH-6 sports anchor Lee Goldberg, Les served as the evening's auctioneer and proved to have quite a knack for it. The two added a lot of laughs to the proceedings and raised more than $10,000.

After dinner, Motor Booty Affair packed the dance floor with their signature funk-tastic style.

Be sure to pick up the June 26 edition of the Maine Sunday Telegram, where I'll have more photos and the scoop on what party guests had to say about the Cromwell Center's work.

Until then, I hope to see you out and about.

 

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