Showing posts with label fundraisers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fundraisers. Show all posts

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Yee Haw!

Fiddlin' on the Greens, a benefit for the Johnson City Symphony was held at our Country Club last evening.

 Earlier in the month I told you about shopping for cowgirl boots. This is the event I was planning to wear them to, however, none were found so I made do with short boots that were already in my closet.

We had a fun evening which included live entertainment by The Wolfe Family Jammers, Oleg Tmofeev, Barry Jove, Elizabeth Painter, and the ETSU Bluegrass Band. Other activities included hayrides, an old-fashioned cakewalk, a live auction, and professional photography by Elissa Wood.

Getting set up for the cakewalk. Members of the Symphony Guild made all these beautiful cakes. I am standing next to my coconut cream cake below.

It was quite a task to make our elegant Country Club look like a barn, but the decorating committee did a wonderful job.

The Wolfe family gets ready for their photo shoot by Elissa Wood.

We are so grateful to Ashley and Steve Grindstaff who presented this event and do so much on a regular basis to give back to our community.

The crowd enjoyed the barbecue and all the other great food along with the excellent live music performed during the evening.

Mr. Mickey is at the head of the table to start the cakewalk.

My beautiful friend Mary Powell invited me to join the Symphony Guild and several other groups when I moved into the neighborhood. 

Oleg, the Fiddler played while participants walked around the table until he stopped playing. We placed our hands on numbers all around the table as we walked.  When Oleg stopped playing the caller would pull a number from the basket. If your hand was on the number she called you got to choose the cake you wanted. Then you stepped aside to watch the others compete for the remaining cakes. Mr. Mickey and I did not win a cake, but it was great fun being part of the walk.

Josh Smith is the anchor of WJHL-TV News. He is one of the most genuinely kind and pleasant men you would ever want to meet. We always enjoy seeing him out and about.

I am wearing a blouse from Chico's, jeans from the Loft, and a cowgirl style hat from Target.

I had a strange sense of deja vu as I looked at these photos and then I remembered a photo shoot I did more than thirty-five years ago.

Look at that 1970's hair!

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

An Evening of Wine & Roses

We attended the 2014 American Cancer Society Hope Gala last evening. 

While we were in downtown Johnson City we took a short detour before the gala to visit The Lady of The Fountain

The event was held at Orchard Place, the fabulous home of Valda Jones. 

Photo credits for images above and below: Kingsport Times-News

Our beautiful friends Valda Jones and Caroline Scharfstein chaired the 2014 American Cancer Society Hope Gala of the Tri-Cities, "An Evening of Wine and Roses" in memory of Tim and Ben.

It's always a treat for me to meet followers of Fifty, not Frumpy. This beautiful lady is Diane Hollifield Cupp. 

The evening included live entertainment from "Kids Our Age" and a buffet dinner catered by Main Street Café & Catering.

One of the best things about attending fundraisers is getting to visit with friends we may not see very often. We dined with our dear friends Natalie Bailey and Von Bailey.

I had dessert with sweet friend Lori Caudell Fatherree.

The outdoor fireplace is a lovely new addition to the property.

The pool is blue, however the dim lighting makes it appear green.

Another fire feature on the property was this one by the pool. That's glass!

Mr. Mickey was the most dapper gent there!

A wine display at the entrance.

The Tahari by Arthur Levine jacket is from Dillard's. The slim stretch pants are from Chico's. The Sam Edleman shoes are from Nordstrom. The clutch is from T.J.Maxx.

Thank you for joining Mr. Mickey and me on this journey through midlife and beyond. 

The second fifty years really are the best!

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Monday, December 2, 2013

No Shave November Event

Last evening Mr. Mickey and I attended a No Shave November cocktail party to raise money for the American Cancer Society. 

The silver sweater, long sleeve tee and necklace are from Chico's. The black pants are old from Stein Mart. The shoes are old by Anne Klein. 

The invitation read "Come as your favorite bearded celebrity". 
Mr. Mickey is representing his favorite bearded celebrity.

Some of the fun costumes included a mullet wearing NASCAR race fan and the crazy gynecologist as well as one of the fellows from Duck Dynasty. Thank you to the staff of the Blackthorn Club who also contributed and participated in the bearded Celebrity contest.

Santa is sad that he lost the contest for best costume to Dr. Seymour Bush the crazy Gynecologist.

Our club has several of these beautiful fireplaces. I was happy to stand by this one for a while.

It was great to see my sweet friend Nita again. She and her husband (The crazy gynecologist) had just returned from Colorado a few hours earlier to attend the event. We always have so much fun visiting with them.

The Calvin Klein coat is from Dillard's.

“No Shave November” and “Movember” are concepts created to bring awareness to cancer concerns in men such as testicular and prostate cancer.  The “general premise” of each of these programs is to grow facial hair throughout the month of November. Some choose to grow just a mustache, some choose to grow a well trimmed beard and mustache and some choose not to shave their faces at all. Regardless of the method that each individual chooses the purpose is the same – To bring and raise awareness to the topic of cancer in general and in particular to bring and raise specific awareness to prostate and testicular cancer.

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