Ina Opens East Hampton Garden and Kitchen Barn to EAC

Katie Beers and Ina Garten were photographed at Ms. Garten's kitchen barn, where she records her television shows, on Friday during the event. Morgan McGivern, photos

Late Friday afternoon, Ina Garten served as hostess for a garden party to benefit the Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center at the Pat & Mary Bagnato Place for Kids, part of the EAC Network.

The center is place where a response to child abuse allegations can be coordinated and pursued. The network is a non-profit human service agency with 70 programs on Long Island and New York City.

The party, which was limited to 100 tickets, was intimate and featured Katie Beers, who was brought up under circumstances of abuse and sent to live with a foster family in Springs where she grew up in a healthy and supportive environment. She spoke about her experiences with those present.

Cindy Vaupel, left, brought Denise Chesterton to the party as a 40th-birthday present.Morgan McGivern
Ina Garten with one of her fans, Stacey StoweMorgan McGivern
Of course, delicious food would be one of the perquisites of visiting "The Barefoot Contessa."Morgan McGivern
Ms. Beers and Ms. Garten with the EAC gangMorgan McGivern
Everyone, including Circe Melina and Laura Melina wanted a photo in Ms. Garten's kitchen.Morgan McGivern
A harpist provided a serene atmosphere.Morgan McGivern
Many guests couldn't resist selfies.Morgan McGivern
The Gartens' garden fire pitMorgan McGivern