Fridrich and Clark Holiday Party
Fridrich & Clark Realty, LLC held its annual Holiday Party at Richland Country Club on December 7. Over 150 realtors, assistants, staff and guests enjoyed the festive evening which included a grand buffet and ballroom dancing to a live piano performance by John Jonethis. Many of those dancing recently completed a ballroom dance class offered at the firm’s Green Hills office.
Gene Nelson’s Party to Benefit St. Luke’s
Gene Nelson held his annual Christmas Party at his home to benefit St. Luke’s Community House, which helps low income people in West Nashville.
Nelson had several food stations loaded with delicious holiday dishes, including turkey, ham, dressing, gravy, corn, chips and dips, sweets and much more.
Downstairs, Steve Cropper and Eddie Gore played to the delight of the party goers.
Guests included: Cynthia Olphie, Chris Milam, George Pinger, Franklin Traver, Sara Baldwin, Laurie Gore, Steve and Kate Ezell, Scott MaGuire, Carol and Bill Titus, Angel Cropper, Rachel Rodriguez, Chris Kelly, Chad Hollingsworth, Harold Schaperkotter, Lynn Bennett, George Copple, Ken Harding, Rob and Sue Jack, Tony and Margaret Heard, Betsy and Nick Davies, Tom Loventhal, Mike Willett, Julie Lewis, Dan West, Devinder Sandhu, Susan Eslick, JV Crockett, Peg and Harry Williams, Carole Graves, Mark Dowell, Chris and Liza Milam, Keith Barksdale, Maggie Brooks, Leigh Hendry, Earl Bud and Patsy Lee, Gwyn and Stephanie MaGee, and Randy Smith.
Council on Aging Sage Awards
The Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee presented the 25th Anniversary Sage Awards at Omni Nashville Hotel.
Four seniors were recognized for their visionary leadership and lifelong commitment to improving the quality of life in their communities.
The honorees included: Berdelle T. Campbell, introduced by former Mayor Bill Purcell; Rep. Brenda Gilmore, introduced by Councilwoman Erica Gilmore; Cleatrice C. McTorry, introduced by Gwendolyn Rees; and James Vandiver, introduced by Charles Bone.
Harry Chapman, Belmont University fundraiser and news personality, was the master of ceremonies.
Guests included: Charles McTorry, Janice Woodard, Ola Hudson, and Pamela Bright.
Agape Animal Ball
Agape Animal Ball was an animal-themed masquerade event held at the Hutton Hotel to benefit Agape Animal Rescue.
A fancy soiree and fun carnival were combined for a great evening offering dinner, dancing, live music and auction items, with the addition of carnival activities and unusual performances going on throughout the night.
Masked guests wore gowns, tuxedos, cocktail dresses and suits to appeal to judges scanning the room for the best dressed couple.
Dogs that are available for adoption were playing in the Winston Dog Puppy Ballroom and attracted a big crowd wanting to hold and pet them.
The live auction got very exciting when two bidders vied for the VIP package to next year’s Animal Ball, and the situation was finally resolved when each bidder got a package for $10,000!
The hotel did an excellent job on the braised short ribs and the mushroom farro plate. Cupcakes with candy dogs and bones as decorations completed the meal.