Social 11-10-2016

Crosslin 50th Annual Halloween Party

Dell and Carroll Crosslin held their 50th annual Halloween Party at their Belle Meade home, where ghosts and goblins gathered for a fun time.

Friends from years past were included, which served as a reunion for many who had not been able to come in several years.

The Crosslins pitched a gigantic tent in the backyard to house a disc jockey and dance floor.  Pumpkins, gourds, ghouls, skeletons, bats, and hay bales were scattered throughout the tent and added to the merriment.

The menu included Carroll Crosslin’s homemade chili and fudge cake, as well as hot dog rolls, fruit, veggies and other delicious Halloween treats.

Guests included: Terry Saltsman, Madeline and Elizabeth Saltsman, Charlotte Baird, Patricia and Kent Kyger, Marsha and Mickey Wilson, Pete Sutherland, Melissa and Mark Thompson, Mary Brugh, Tim Weber, Holly Conner, David Boyer, Carrie and Edward Playfair, Laurie and Jason Lane, Anna and David Morad, and Dana and Phillip Nappi.screen-shot-2016-11-09-at-11-23-11-am


McMeans Foundation Evening of Promise

The Blake McMeans Foundation’s An Evening of Promise was held at City Winery with Co-chairs Blaire Murfree and Rebecca Rutledge.

In 1994, McMeans was seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident caused because he was driving while drunk. Today, he tells his inspiring story to students across the region, confessing he made a foolish choice which adversely affected the rest of his life.

Proceeds from the Evening of Promise support McMeans’s work and the foundation’s scholarship program.

The event included dinner of kale salad, herb crusted chicken breasts, and three mini desserts. Entertainment was by Tony Arata, Pat Alger and The Cains.

A live auction offered trips to Winter Park, CO, Vero Beach, FL and New Zealand, tickets to the Titans’ games, a guitar signed by Eric Church, a golf escape to the Olde Farm, and more.

For more information about the foundation, visit


Studio Tenn Party

Kay and Rod Heller hosted a lovely soiree at their home, Windermere, for a Studio Tenn preview party of the theater company’s new original production, “The Battle of Franklin” which runs through Nov. 13 at The Factory.

Guests enjoyed cocktails and nibbles both on the welcoming back porch and in the stately dining room.

The piece de la resistance was the vignette performance by cast members of the musical production.

Studio Tenn is a professional regional theatre company and a nonprofit organization. Founded in 2009, its programming centers around innovative, custom-designed presentations of classic plays and musicals as well as an original “Legacy” series of theatrical concerts celebrating the work of time-honored musicians.

Among those in the crowd were:  Jake Speck, Matt Logan, Patrick Thomas, Jean and Denny Bottorff, Trish and Jim Munro, Teresa and Danny Anderson, Pam and Sam Whitson and Rudy Jordan.