Friday March 26, 2010 | 10:17 PM

The rustic Portland Company Complex was transformed by decorative touches and packed with 600 people tonight for the annual CeleSoiree bash.

A fundraiser for the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, the party always draws a sizable crowd. Everyone comes together to support a good cause, enjoy fun music - such as the African drumming of Jordan Benissan, bid on fine art and feast on a lavish buffet of food.

Of course an event of this size wouldn't happen without volunteers, and Hani Ali and Salma Hassan were among the many doing their part by serving up some of the fabulous food donated by local restaurants.

Among the party-goers I had the chance to chat with were Jennifer Sporzynski, who I volunteer with on the Bayside World Market & Fair planning committee, her husband, Dave Butts, and their friends Lauri Boxer-Macomber and Ethan Boxer-Macomber.

As always, check the Maine Sunday Telegram's Scene & Heard section (April 4 edition) for more photos and details.


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