// by Brittany Wright
On Saturday, September 19, the ballroom of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Riverside was transformed into a prohibition-era speakeasy for the 4th annual Riverside Avondale Preservation Bootleggers' Ball. Each year guests are invited to a hush-hush location to enjoy a night of dancing, delicious food, and of course the best wine and spirits that Riverside and Avondale have to offer. Guests donned the fashionable attire of the roaring 1920s, while dancing to live swing music by Gin Mill George & the Dapper Flapper Hounds, Canary in the Coal Mine, and the 77ds. Hors d’oeuvres were prepared and served by Black Sheep and The Blind Rabbit, while European Street Cafe, Intuition Ale Works, and MOJO no. 4 Urban BBQ Whiskey Bar made sure there was a full supply of alcohol on hand for all to enjoy. From the fancy flappers to the dapper gentlemen, the Jacksonville Magazine Shoe Cam captured some pretty snazzy shoes from the night. We’d say this party was definitely the bee's knees; Mr. Gatsby himself would've been impressed.