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    At Party in the Park, the fun goes to their heads

    Boston, MA - 5/15/19 Adelle Chang (cq), left, Back Bay, and Michelle Finamore (cq), Salem (a fashion curator at MFA) The annual Party in the Park fundraiser is held in Franklin Park. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 16namesHats
    Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff
    Adelle Chang, left, and Michelle Finamore at the annual Party in the Park fundraiser Wednesday, May 15, 2019. at Franklin Park.

    They came wearing hats — all colors and shapes and sizes of hats — as the crowds do for Party in the Park, the fund-raiser for the Emerald Necklace Conservancy. The spring celebration, which has raised $10.3 million over the past 16 years, supports the chain of local parks known as the Emerald Necklace, designed in the late 1800s by Frederick Law Olmsted. This year, the luncheon took place Wednesday at Franklin Park and was set to include the presentation of the Liff Spirit Award to Kathryn Ott Lovell, commissioner of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. Also on the guest list: Michael Dukakis , the former governor, and Kitty Dukakis ; fashion designer Jason Wu ; Emerald Necklace Conservancy president Karen Mauney-Brodek ; event founder Wendy Shattuck ; and chairs Catherine Creighton, Danielle Frissell, Kathleen Taradash McIntyre, Holly Safford, and Catheline van den Branden. HAYLEY KAUFMAN

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    Boston, MA - 5/15/19 Sarah Dale (cq), center, Boston, is greeted by co-chair Holly Safford (cq), left. Lynn Dale (cq), mom, is at right. The annual Party in the Park fundraiser is held in Franklin Park. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 16namesHats
    Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff
    Sarah Dale, center, is greeted by Party in the Park co-chair HollySafford, left. Lynn Dale is shown at right. The annual Party in the Park fundraiser was held Wednesday at Franklin Park.
    Boston, MA - 5/15/19 Adriana Hassan (cq), Boston The annual Party in the Park fundraiser is held in Franklin Park. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 16namesHats
    Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff
    Adriana Hassan at the annual Party in the Park fundraiser at Franklin Park.
    Boston, MA - 5/15/19 Sue Ha (cq), Boston The annual Party in the Park fundraiser is held in Franklin Park. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 16namesHats
    Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff
    Sue Ha at the 2019 Party in the Park fundraiser at Franklin Park. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff
    Boston, MA - 5/15/19 Dawn Oates (cq), of Brookline, sports a creation by Tel Aviv designer Maor Zabar (cq). The annual Party in the Park fundraiser is held in Franklin Park. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 16namesHats
    Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff
    Dawn Oates sports a creation by Tel Aviv designer Maor Zabar at the annual Party in the Park fundraiser on May 15, 2019.

    Hayley Kaufman can be reached at hayley.kaufman@globe.com.