Cumberland Heights New Heights Lunch
A soldout crowd of 500 people gathered at Hillwood Country Club for the annual “Reaching New Heights Luncheon” to benefit Cumberland Heights.
This year’s guest speaker was Jeannette Walls, author of The Glass Castle, a memoir of the nomadic family life of her childhood, which stayed on the New York Times Best Seller list for 261 weeks.
In addition to being an excellent writer, Walls is an inspiring speaker who also is amusing and entertaining.
The mission of “Reaching New Heights” is to highlight the women’s programs at Cumberland Heights and raise funds to help women in treatment.
Stephanie Ingram received the annual Sheila Keeble Award, which is given to honor a woman who has made a difference in the recovery community.
Supporters included: Elizabeth Fox, Barby and Govan White, Cheryl and Sam Oakley, Anne and Jay Frazer, Ellen Martin, Grace Keeble, Amy Adams, Louise Mandrell, Lynn Scarola, Ann Curtis, Jody Hull, Janice Lovvorn, Leigh Reames, Betty Perkins, Debbie and Wylie McDougall, Frances Jackson, Phyllis Fridrich, and Leah Sohr.
Woman’s Club Art Fest Preview Party
A big crowd attended the preview party for the Woman’s Club of Nashville’s fourth annual Art Fest.
The art event, which continued the next day, offered paintings, jewelry and other items created by local artists.
Jewelers included: Cindy David, Pott Nash, Lucy Wilson, Nola Jane Smodic and Hugh Bennett.
Among the featured artists were: Mike Moyers, Carol Wiel, Alice Arnemann, Renz Ellzy, Jamie Parks, Carol Duborg, Roseanne Awbrey, Twisted Sister Designs, Designs in Copper by Anne White, Fran Werner, Sealy Designs, Brightstone Pottery and more. Menu Makers provided the delicious food for the event, including a fruit and cheese display, meatballs, and macaroons.
Dancing for Safe Haven
The 8th Annual Dancing for Safe Haven Family Shelter was held at the Hilton Nashville Downtown, with a dancing competition of local celebrities paired with professional dancers from Nashville Ballroom & Company.
The winners were: Judges’ Favorite Vivek Surti, Audience Favorite Christie Wilson, and Fundraising Favorite Tricia Spehr. Additional dancers were: Kyle Allen, Jaimie Robinson, and Billy Dawson.
The event chair was Anita Greenwood Cash and emcees were “Woody and Jim” from 107.5 The River. Judges were Marcela Gomez, Marcia Masulla and Bill Vandiver.
Dawn Bunetta received the HERO Award, which honors a volunteer who has exhibited extraordinary leadership, vision and dedication. Through a foundation established together with her late husband Al in memory of their teenage son Juri, Bunetta hosted several fundraisers to benefit Safe Haven through the Juri Bunetta Friendship Foundation. She has also given of her time to serve meals to Safe Haven families and helped to raise awareness about the shelter.