Buffalo Puts On The Glitz!

February 28, 2011 Updated Feb 28, 2011 at 2:52 PM EDT

By Kendra Eaglin

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February 28, 2011 Updated Feb 28, 2011 at 2:52 PM EDT

(WKBW)
Williamsville, NY

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards bringing out the who's who among Hollywood's elite. But across town, plus about 3000 miles, the Protocol Restaurant on Transit Road in Williamsville, played host to a crowd of Western New York royalty. Their gowns just as glittery and gorgeous as those on the red carpet. Although you may not recognize some of the designers.

"I'm wearing actually, ironically my daughter's prom dress from a couple years ago! I do indeed collect evening wear, but yeah, I stole this from her," said Lisa Ludwig who attended the event.

"I'm actually wearing Ebay! I frequent it too frequently and I found this dress and just couldn't resist, so I won it," said Rosemary Kopcho who also attended the event

And some stars straight off the silver screen came to lend a little celebrity status to the event, Channel 7's Jon Summers and our own Jennifer Stanonis.

But it was all about the stars on the big screen! And everybody had their favorites,"My favorite movie it would be definitely The King's Speech, by all means Colin Firth was outstanding," said Celeste Tisdale who attended the event.

The proceeds from this official Oscar party all go towards renovation projects at the Shea's Performing Arts Center. Over the past ten years they have raised more than a half million dollars.