Tiffany Circle Luncheon
The local chapter of Tiffany Circle, a women’s major donor organization for the Red Cross, held its annual fall luncheon at Belle Meade Country Club.
Amy Grant sang a beautiful song, gave a prayer, and said she hoped everyone would be filled with compassion.
The speaker, Chief Karen Brack, of Charleston, was unable to attend due to disasters which were happening in so many areas of the country. However, Red Cross employees and Tiffany Circle members connected with Brack through video and cell phone so she could deliver her message.
Brack spoke of Red Cross’ efforts to meet people’s basic needs in these emergencies and its work to make their lives better.
Everyone enjoyed a delicious meal which included a mixed green salad, chicken roulade, and a trio of mini ice cream desserts. On the tables were centerpieces of pale green hydrangeas and pink and white roses.
As they left, each guest received a smoke detector as part of Red Cross’ campaign to place one million detectors in homes across the United States.
A big crowd enjoyed Chic Awearness at Prima to benefit ovarian cancer research through the T.J. Martell Foundation.
Marci Houff, an ovarian cancer survivor and founder of Chic Awearness, created the annual event to improve survival from ovarian cancer through awareness, education and research.
Levy’s Clothier for Men and Women staged a wonderful fashion show in which the models were as good looking as the clothes.
Carrie Sharp welcomed the crowd, and speakers were Ronald Alvarez, Denice Hopper and Jayne Wochomurka.
Robin Treadway auctioned two trips to Florida and one to Florence, Italy.
A lavish buffet and passed appetizers offered cheese, crackers, vegetables and dip, cocktail shrimp, crab canapes, smoked salmon, turquoise macaroons, and much more.
Scott Hamilton Cares Foundation Event
Comedy Cares was held at Zanies to benefit a charity founded by Olympic Gold Medalist and figure skating analyst Scott Hamilton.
The Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation is dedicated to changing the future of cancer by funding advanced, innovative research that treats the cancer while sparing the patient.
The show began with Michael DelGiorno welcoming the crowd. Predators player P. K. Subban took the stage and turned out to be an able comedian, too.
Magician Stephen Bargatze wowed the crowd with his sleight of hand and illusions.
The headliner was Scott Hamilton’s brother, Ryan, who happens to be a comedian by trade with a show currently on Netflix. The quick-witted guy had the audience in stitches as he told jokes and engaged members of the audience from the stage.
For more information about the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation, visit www.scottcares.org.
Blessing of the Animals
The Farm at Natchez Trace, a luxury pet lodging facility, hosted its 12th annual Blessing of the Animals on a perfect fall day, which made it even better for the animals to be out and about.
Reverend Rosemary Cathcart led the service and also gave individual blessings for those in attendance.
Refreshments were served after the service for humans and the animals enjoyed the healthy treats offered for sale by The Farm.
The Blessing of the Animals is held in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, birds and the environment, and it is customary to hold ceremonies honoring animals around his feast day of October 4.
The Farm is located at 9479 Highway 96 West in Nashville, near the intersection with Natchez Trace.
It offers suites for pets, daycare, training, outdoor play fields, shady walking trails along a creek, grooming at The Salon, and the quality pet food store, THR!VE.
For more information about the Blessing of the Animals, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 615-627-3090, or visit thefarmatnatcheztrace.com.
Dinner on the Bridge
The 11th annual Dinner on the Bridge to benefit Greenways for Nashville was not held on the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge as usual, because the bridge was so full of people crossing the river due to numerous events downtown that evening.
The event instead was moved to Cumberland Park’s beautiful Greenway Esplanade near the bridge and the river, and it was as wonderful a party as ever.
Greenways for Nashville is a non-profit organization raising awareness of and support for Nashville’s greenways initiative.
The weather was perfect and the delectable food served al fresco was by Johnny Hafner Catering. Everyone loved the grilled Romaine salad, the polenta bolognese and prosciutto wrapped green beans. The trio of desserts were each more delicious than the last.
Karl Dean and Anne Davis were honorary chairs, and committee members included: Marie Griffin, Kay Simmons, Marybeth Meador, Sharon Kipp, Leah London, Kelly Brockman, Jacob Kassinger, and Andrea Jean.
For more information, visit greenwaysfornashville.org.
High Hopes and Hops Event
Yazoo Brewery hosted the 4th annual High Hopes and Hops event, to benefit the preschool and pediatric therapy clinic.
Everyone enjoyed sampling the numerous beers brewed by Yazoo Brewery and comparing the various beverages.
The delicious food was donated by: Party Fowl, which gave three types of fried chicken, Edley’s donated barbecue sandwiches, Olive and Sinclair gave their chocolate coffee bars and bourbon nib brittle, and Nothing Bundt Cakes provided several flavors of their cakes.
On the silent auction were: jewelry, a Schwinn child’s bike, cosmetics, wine, art prints by Lucie Rice, Predators tickets, Kevin Wimpy portraits, golf, a plane ride, Josh Abbott Band tickets, and gift certificates from The Diner, Bongo Java and more.
For more information on the charity, visit HighHopes ForKids.org.