Social Events 5-25-2017

Westminster School’s Child at HeArt

The ninth annual Child at HeArt celebration, benefiting the Westminster School for Young Children, was held at The Bridge Building.
The evening featured cocktails, dinner, dancing to the Gian Cage Band, and three auctions: a children’s art auction, and silent and live auctions.

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Catered by Infinity Events, the menu offered hot chicken on waffles, fried green tomatoes, veggie skewers, meatloaf and mashed potato cups, and mac and cheese balls.

Screen shot 2017-05-24 at 3.54.24 PMSilent auction items included: Predators and Titans tickets, Academy of Country Music Honors Awards tickets, a signed guitar by Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert, organization from The Home Edit, and diamond earrings from Cindi Earl Jewelers.

Live auction items were: trips to Jackson Hole, WY and Walt Disney World, and an evening of dinner and country music in the winner’s home with songwriters Nicolle Galyon and Rodney Clawson performing.
All proceeds from the event will directly benefit the quality and sustainability of Westminster School for Young Children’s programs.

Children’s Hospital’s Friends & Fashion

Former patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt walked the runway alongside professional models at the annual Friends & Fashion event.

Now in its 27th year, the event is coordinated by Friends of Children’s Hospital. To accommodate the 700 attendees, it was held this year at the Music City Center.

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Belk, the event’s presenting sponsor, provided clothing and accessories for the fashion show.

The stars of the show were the resilient, inspiring young patients. This year’s child models have had experiences with leukemia, open heart surgery, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and more. One child, who weighed just three pounds at birth, spent the first month of his life in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Friends & Fashion included shopping, a silent auction and luncheon, in addition to the fashion show.

Children’s Hospital is a nationally recognized provider of pediatric health care services, with ten specialty programs. The 267–bed facility has more than 400 physicians trained in 30 pediatric and surgical specialties.

Pet Community Center’s Art for Animals

Pet Community Center held its Art for Animals fundraiser at The Factory.

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The event featured live and silent auctions of artwork, and numerous other items including trips, dinners, services and much more. Art for Animals also included music and a cocktail buffet by Flavor.

Patron Co-chairs were Patsy Weigel and Dancey Sanders, and auction Co-chair Diana Springfield.
So many people were extremely generous in donating their art, including 13 of York and Friends’ artists and many others, dinners at Fin & Pearl, Acme Feed & Seed, The Southern, and numerous additional items.

Major sponsors were: Mars Petcare, Thrive, The Farm at Natchez Trace’s healthy pet market, Happy Retails, and Animalia.

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Pet Community Center is a non-profit that provides low cost and free spaying and neutering of cats and dogs at its East Nashville clinic, as well as programs designed to keep pets in homes and out of shelters.
For more information, call Pet Community Center at 615-512-5001 or visit www.

Tiffany Circle Spring Gathering

Screen shot 2017-05-24 at 3.39.42 PMBarbara and Greg Hagood hosted Red Cross’s Tiffany Circle Spring Gathering at their lovely home, where American Red Cross General Counsel and Chief International Officer David Meltzer was the special guest.
The group has met its goal this year of 60 members and the international total is 800 members. Nashville has one of the biggest chapters.

The Red Cross mission includes a focus on help with floods and other disasters, health and safety, the armed forces, and international disasters.

Kristen Winston Catering provided an array of delicious appetizers, including beef tenderloin on crostini, Ahi tuna tartare, warm brie, spinach parmesan puffs, tiny strawberry  pies, caramel pecan bars, and much more.

Among the supporters were: Robin and Richard Patton, Ellen More, Betsy and Ridley Wills, Kevin Crumbo, Anne Russell, Denice and Milton Johnson, Elizabeth Akers, Janet and Earl Bentz, Angel and Steve Cropper, Ann and Tom Curtis, Jennifer and Randy Wolcott, Judy and Dick Williams, Stacy and Mark Weeks, Tricia and Doug McDowell, Keri McInnis, Libby Menefee, and Carol and John Rochford.

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Symphony Fashion Show Patron Party

The Symphony Fashion Show patron party was held at the gorgeous home of Fletcher Foster and Dennis Johnson.Screen shot 2017-05-24 at 3.16.39 PM

Co-hosts of the evening were Margie and Tim Arnold, Collie and Greg Daily, Lynn and Ken Melkus, Pam and Phil Pfeffer, and Sissy and Bill Wilson.

Everyone was thrilled with the fabulous views of Nashville from the hilltop manse and they had a grand time visiting with each other in such surroundings.

Kristin Winston Catering delighted the guests with Ahi tuna, pimento cheese, avocado toast, crab cakes, beef tenderloin, smoked salmon, vegetables, and mini desserts.

Those on hand included: Nelson Shields, Gordon Inman, James and Rachel Ailor, Ashley Alexander, Christine Barggren, Emily Barker, Barbara and Jack Bovender, Earl Cox, Alberta and Bob Doochin, Jeanie Rittenberry, Tracy Guarino, Janice Elliott and David Morgan, Nancy Hearn, Mark Humphreys, Martha Ingram, Ruth Johnson, Caitlin Kelley, Sandra and Larry Lipman, Lisa and David Manning, Ellen Martin, Joe Roper, Tony Rose Sr., Anne and Joe Russell, and Vicki Yates.

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