Belmont Mansion’s Dueling Cocktails
Belmont Mansion’s Dueling Cocktails was hosted by Janet and Bill Schock at their gorgeous home.
The theme was Las Vegas in the 1950s and everyone enjoyed playing craps and blackjack, and seeing a replica of Frank Sinatra’s Las Vegas booth. The evening featured music by Chris Burke, with upright bass and piano accompaniment.
Guests tasted each of the two signature cocktails, the French 75 and the Adelicia Sidecar. Sharon Sandahl headed the invitations and decor committee, and did her usual fabulous job.
Milton White chaired the silent auction, which offered items donated by The Palm, Jamie, Kendra Scott, the Predators, Coco’s Italian Market, Green Hills Grille, Kung Fu Salon, Lotz House, Trumps Salon, Red’s, and Shakolad Chocolate Factory.
dKates Catering prepared mini BLTs beef tenderloin with rolls, smoked salmon on toast points, leek potato cakes, and chocolate gnash filled cookies.
Committee members included: Susan Andrews, Morel Enoch, Mary Carol Friddell, Deborah Glennon, Victoria Hallman Traver, Joyce Jeffords, Denise Fawcett LaGrange, Viviana Lavin, Dawn Mangrum, LaRawn Scaife Rhea, Anne Shepherd, and Sadhna Williams.
Stein 50th Wedding Anniversary Party
Adele and Rick Stein hosted a dinner party at their home in Forest Hills to celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary.
Family and friends travelled from San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, St. Louis, Las Vegas and Baltimore to help them celebrate.
Balloon decorations, including a fiftieth anniversary sign with gold and white balloons, were created by Party Animals. Outdoor photography was by Stephen Jerkins. Additional photos were taken by Debbie Brodsky.
Music was provided by Diane and Frank Marino, who played soft jazz during the cocktail hour and dinner and dee-jayed sixties rock and roll for dancing after the meal.
Johnny Haffner catered a delicious meal, which included beef tenderloin, chicken piccata, strawberry fields salad, quinoa with cherries and pea pods, and grilled vegetables. The anniversary cake contained layers of lemon pudding and fresh strawberries.
Guests included: David Simmons, Paula and Jay Kholos, Adele and Roy Berkon, Judy and Larry Isaac, Linda Kozin, Veda Radanaovich, Rupa and Charles Grummon, Phyllis and Allen Schwab, and Judy and Chuck Kulczycki.
Salvation Army Stocking Stuffing Event
The Salvation Army’s Women’s Auxiliary held its annual Christmas Stocking Project Day and Covered Dish Luncheon at Christ Presbyterian Church.
Dozens of women selected items to put in the stockings, which will be held until Christmas to give to seniors. Stocking were overflowing with scarves, Bibles, magnifying rulers, socks, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes, pill boxes, pens, mini writing tablets, and bath sponges.
When the work was done, everyone enjoyed the huge variety of delicious food brought by attendees. Goodies were fruit, cheese, crackers, numerous varieties of salads, stuffed eggs, cucumber and pimento sandwiches, chicken fingers, brownies, cookies and much more.
Those on hand to help included: Angela Hopkins, Ann Robinson, Amanda Lee, Anne Shepherd, Barbara Williamson, Barbara Bartoe, Beth Campbell, and Brenda Steakley.
Cumberland Region Tomorrow Event
Cumberland Region Tomorrow held its first annual Farm To Table, a fundraising event to kick off its natural and working lands initiatives, at The Grove at Williamson Place.
Rutherford County Mayor Eugene Burgess, Peggy Burgess, Franklin Mayor Ken Moore and Linda Moore were honorary co-chairs.
Local farms from Williamson, Rutherford and Maury counties contributed fresh food and flowers and five chefs donated their time to serve a delicious meal, including pork satay, kale and beet salad, a summer vegetable medley, meatballs served over grits, a berry cobbler and much more.
More than 200 attendees celebrated four honorees for their contributions to the area’s lands: legacy farmers John L. Batey and Jerry DeMent, former Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture Julius Johnson, and Stites and Harbison attorney Julian Bibb.
Featured chefs were: Mitchell Murphree, Tommy Chanthabandith, Alex Belew, Donnie Counts, and Kevin Sherwin. Ajax Turner donated the wine and beer and ingredients for the signature cocktail.
Music City Tennis Invitational Kickoff
A kick off party was held for Foxhedge Music presents the 44th Annual Music City Tennis Invitational at the BMI offices on Music Row.
The annual MCTI is a benefit for the Center for Child Development at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. MCTI is the longest-running music-related tennis charity event in the country and has raised over $1.6 million.
MCTI Co-chairs Patsy Bradley and Bill Riddle and Honorary Chair Phran Galante welcomed the sponsors, donors, tennis players, and volunteers.
The guests enjoyed viewing photos collected through the years displayed on the large TV screens.
A patriotic theme was carried out with red vases filled with American flags and white flowers decorated the tables.
Susan’s Catering provided a delicious buffet of chicken and ham sliders, vegetables, cheese and fruit trays and assorted cookies.
A special recognition was presented to Claire and Marvin Schwartz for presiding over the MCTI silent auction for many years and to Phran Galante, MCTI 2017 honorary co-chair, for her many years of service as MCTI co-chair, silent auction chair and MCTI player.
Among the attendees at the party were: Whitt Taber, Ellen and Rob Cochran, Terri Allen, Vivian Huntsman, Laura Greenspan, Tom Collins, Mary Singleton, Gary Baker, Deb and Rich Wendorf, Tim Towers, Mary Carolyn Roberts, Marcia Harris, Becky Mason, James Slater, Judy Regenberg, and Gretchen Mast.
Eve of Janus Mother & Son Lunch
The Eve of Janus Mother and Son Lunch was held at the home of Jamie and Jimmy Granbery in Hill Place.
The delicious meal was donated by Martin’s Bar-B-Que, and included pork barbecue, beans, cole slaw, and chocolate and pecan pie.
Dr. Meg Rush, chief of staff and executive medical director for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, thanked the supporters of this year’s Eve of Janus for helping to raise funds for the patients fighting cancer at the hospital.
Connor Lowery, a financial planner with Ronald Blue & Co, gave motivational remarks about character.
Guests included: Adam and Mandy Young, Christian and Andrea Williams, Isaac and Stacey Way, Davis and Mit Voecks, Diggs and Sally Truitt, Carson and Jennifer Talbott, Alex and Courtney Stevens, Sam and Lynne Smith, Patrick and Lynn Rowan, Wes and Erin Richardson, Jay and Anna Powell, Jamie and Barbara Keith Payne, Connor and Dana Oman, George and Frieda Mullowney, Russell and Cindy McGinn, Wylie and Stephanie Lowe, Jack and Betsy Koehner, Mitch and Fran King, Gray and Kelly Adelman, Will and Lisa Beasley, David and Julie Cavallo, and Harry and Kathy Davis.
Eve of Janus Mother & Daughter Lunch
The Eve of Janus Mother and Daughter Luncheon was held at Belle Meade Country Club.
Kendra Scott donated gift bags to the 75 girls who were being presented, known as the Signs of the Times.
Everyone enjoyed grilled chicken salad with yeast rolls and caramel fudge ice cream balls.
Betty Ashton Mayo played the harp as guests arrived, and many brought toys for the patients of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
The Eve of Janus, the oldest fundraiser for the hospital which has raised more than $4 million since 1970, is organized by local alumnae of Delta Delta Delta.
Guests included: Olivia and Melanie Ball, Camille and Louise Bryan, Melani and Piper Burch, Suzanne and Elgin Cato, Katherine and Kristin Coode, Shelby and Paula Daigle, Phoebe and Lisa Dozier, Courtney and Melanie Dunn, Annabelle and Amy Farrow, Lori and Sarah Frances Gregory, Julie and Caitlin Hatcher, Allie and Amy Herbert, Kathleen and Pamela Jackson, Ann Scott and Edie Johnson, Caroline and Marian Kohl, Griffin and Tracy Link, Bailey and Grace McCaskill, Elizabeth and Alston Tyler, and Claire and Sara Temple.