Social – 6/5/14

Daylily Show and Sale Meeting

Screen shot 2014-06-04 at 8.45.15 AMThe Middle Tennessee Daylily Society (MTDS) held a monthly meeting at Cheekwood, where members had the annual auction and drawing for new hybrid daylilies and worked on plans for the upcoming show and sale.

Members enjoy participating in the auction and drawing as a way to keep their daylily collections fresh with newly introduced plants. Many members have hundreds of hybrid daylilies in their gardens.

Everyone brought a favorite dish to share in a potluck dinner and it was obvious club members are great cooks, as well as excellent gardeners.

MTDS will celebrate its 25th anniversary with its annual daylily show and sale at Ellington Agricultural Center on Saturday, June 21 and a discussion was held about plans for the sale and show.

The event is free to the public. The show will open at noon and close at 4 p.m., and the sale portion of the show will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Most daylilies will cost $6 and all different types and colors of daylilies will be available to view at the show and to purchase at the sale.

Different kinds of daylilies available for purchase will include round, miniatures, spiders, unusual forms, eyed, banded and more. Colors will be yellow, gold, red, black, pink, purple, melon, cream, white and variations of these shades.

Daylily blooms last only a single day, beginning in the early morning and lasting until the evening, however, each plant will contain numerous blooms that open over several weeks.

For more information email jayturman@msn.com, visit www.geauxto.com/MiddleTennesseeDaylilySociety, or call 383-6081.

Opera Spring Membership Meeting

Screen shot 2014-06-04 at 8.50.39 AMEighty supporters of the Nashville Opera attended the Opera Guild’s spring membership meeting at Patsy and Bob Weigel’s home.

The theme was an English Tea with a menu prepared by volunteers from the Harry Potter books that included cheese straws, chicken salad, sausage balls, finger sandwiches, scones, cookies, lemon bars, butter beer, sherry and more.
At the business meeting The Guild donated $75,000 to the opera for educational funds.

Officers elected for 2014-15 were: President Morel Enoch Harvey, President-elect Anne Pennington, Past President and Parliamentarian Nancy Coleman, Treasurer Barbara Barton, VP of PR Betty Thackston, VP Membership Judy Williams, VP Marketing Sherry Hooten, VP Events Debora Glennon, Recording Secretary Esther Swink, Corresponding Secretary Patricia McPherson, Liaison Advisor Margaret Carpenter, and Members at Large June Bogle and Shelley Page.
John Hoomes, artistic director of the opera, and Amy Tate Williams, accompanist, provided the program.

Cheekwood Society Celebration

Screen shot 2014-06-04 at 8.54.26 AMCheekwood held a celebration for major donors who support annual operations with a dinner and recognition of Betty and Jimmie Perkins for their many years of support.

The Perkins recently gave the leadership gift to fund Cheekwood’s master planning process.

Everyone at the event enjoyed a buffet dinner which offered Faucon salad, pasta primavera with grilled chicken, lamb chops, beef tenderloin, corn pudding, finger potatoes, roasted vegetables and mini desserts.

The tables were set with alternating solid blue and printed cloths with roses in celadon and clear glass vases. Natural Chivari chairs with white cushions provided seating for the party.

Supporters included: Sissy and Blair Wilson, Betty Hadley, Homer Gibbs, Barbara and Jack Bovender, Tootie Bradford, Elena and Barney Byrd, Martin Brown, Sr., Beverly and Jimmy Small, Julie and George Stadler, and Hal and Peggy Pennington.