Cumberland Heights Fashion Show
Cumberland Heights Friends welcomed fall with a runway show featuring The French Shoppe fashions and Jeanne’s Fantasia weddings couture, with a dash of sparkle from clothier Manuel’s Music City creations.
Mark Sorrells tinkled the keys at the piano as guests bid on silent auction offerings from several up-scale Nashville restaurants such as Sperry’s, Valentinos, Stoney River and Magliano’s, elegant hand-painted china, a Barbara Wallace numbered print, and baked goodies from Chef Daisy King.
Hillwood Country Club’s culinary team served nearly 200 people an elegant luncheon following the fashion show. On the menu were chicken Francoise with a sherry-mushroom glaze, ratatouille, and a Callebout Chocolate french pastry.
Honored at the event were Friends Founder Dottie Threadgill and Cumberland Heights CEO Jay Crosson.
Chairman for the event was Jeannie Abro with Co-chairs Joan Davis, Marge Rajotte, Betty Walker and Mary Herbert.
Ballet Ball 2017 Committee Kickoff
To launch the Ballet Ball 2017 festivities, Co-chairs Laura Currie and Martha Ivester gathered for the committee kickoff Event at Nashville Ballet.
Volunteers learned two musical guests will be performing at Ballet Ball 2017: Fisk Jubilee Singers and Muddy Magnolias.
The ball’s theme will be inspired by the diversity of the musical heritage in Music City and the caterer will be Kristen Winston.
For the kickoff, coffee service was provided by Davis Cutlery and everyone enjoyed a variety of breakfast items.
The ball provides funding for Nashville Ballet to introduce and cultivate a passion for the art of dance to more than 40,000 children and families throughout Nashville and the surrounding area through its Community Engagement Program.
Ballet Ball 2017 will be held at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Saturday, March 4.
York & Friends Fine Art Open House
Friends and artists helped gallery owner, artist and composer Ron York celebrate a double CD release at a holiday open house of art, wine and music benefiting Students Taking A Right Stand or STARS Nashville at York & Friends Fine Art Gallery.
York, a STARS board member, celebrated the release of his two new CDs, “Journey” and “Mistletoe Magic.”
Guests enjoyed refreshments and browsed art while York’s “Mistletoe Memories” played – a musical homage to his Music City heritage and Nashville’s original 365 days Christmas store, The Mistletoe Shop.
Franklin artist Lisa McReynolds was the featured artist for the event, where a portion of the event proceeds supported the nonprofit which helps students, families and schools across the mid-state area with prevention, intervention and treatment services addressing bullying, substance abuse, violence, and social and emotional barriers to success and emotional barriers to learning.
For more information, visit YorkAndFriends.com.
Swan Ball 2017 Committee Kickoff
Swan Ball 2017 Committee Kickoff by Co-chairs Jody Hull and Amy Liz Riddick was hosted by Jamee Thompson at her lovely Belle Meade residence.
While hearing details about the ball, everyone enjoyed food catered by Belle Meade Country Club, including Roma tomato crostini, petite Quiche Florentine and Lorraine, ham biscuits, pastries and more.
Among those attending were: Swan Ball Auction Co-Chairmen Carter Dawson, Amy Richards, and Rebecca Rutledge, Swan Ball Late Party Chairs Sara Garner and Carey McDonald, Swan Ball Dance Committee Chairs Katie Gibson and Mamie Murphy, Jane Coble, Emily Zerfoss, Paige Bainbridge, Shannon Finucane, Elizabeth Lamar, Mary Lauren Allen, Lexie Armstrong, Stephanie Bailey, JoAnn Bainbridge, Jodi Banks, Elizabeth Barrett, LeAnne Bottorff, Laura Bowen, Eliza Brunson, Kemp Buntin, Daphne Butler, Laura Chadwick, Lisa Cheek, Elizabeth Dennis, Lorie Duke, Sandy Sangervasi, Meg White, Tree Paine, Mary Morgan Ketchel, Amy McElvey, Alice Whitson, Cynthia Arnholt, and Patti Smallwood.