hen VIP Pensacola launched the 2018 ballot 
for Best In Pensacola earlier this year, we had 
a party in mind. September 15 marked the 
Second Annual Best in Pensacola Black Tie 

Ball. It was not just a party – it was a grand celebration noting 
the input of the many readers and fans who cast their ballots in 
over 150 categories for Best In Pensacola. The stylish event was 
a way to acknowledge the hard work by so many businesses and 
individuals in the community.

The illustrious guests arrived in their finest eveningwear as 

they walked the red carpet entering Scenic Hills Country Club. 
Again, it was a first class evening from start to finish. The 
exclusive, winners-only event included sponsors such as Iron 

Plan Solutions Group, Inc., Thompson-Walden Insurance, Step 
One Automotive, Just Judy’s Flowers, Powell Entertainment, 
café NOLA, and Hummer 4 Hire. Cocktails were sipped as 
friends gathered for a photo by Salz Studio or a fun photo op 
in the photo booth by Pensacola Photo Booth. The wonderful 
dinner was provided by Scenic Hills Country Club and winners 
in each category crossed the stage as they were presented their 
awards. Best In Pensacola winners also enjoyed an evening of 
dancing with music by Pensacola Photo Booth. The evening was a 
fabulous way to celebrate these businesses, service providers, and 
professionals in our area. Be on the lookout for Best In Pensacola 
voting in summer 2019 to vote for all of your favorites so we can 
celebrate them at the 2019 Black Tie Ball.

photos by


Zhalman Harris, Alex Mason, Pensacola Photo Booth, Salz Studio & Kristina Wright

 story by


Steve Barber

   VIP Pensacola at Scenic Hills Country Club

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