A joyous wedding

| June 8, 2011
The bride and groom, Kathryn and Scott Kremer, cutting the cake.

The bride and groom, Kathryn and Scott Kremer, cutting the cake.

Kathryn Wong and Scott Kremer were married last month in the presence of family and friends at Wiltshire on Main. It was a joyous day for all involved.

Not all of the relatives could make it for the Friday wedding and reception, so there was a happy dinner on Saturday for more family and friends.

Scott’s brother, Eric, came in from Nashville; his brother, John, and wife, Sandy, and their son, Kyle, came from Frankfort; brother, Gene, and wife, Laura, came from Bloomington and their daughters, Jerilyn and Natalie, came from West Lafayette.

Kathryn’s family is in Malaysia. She and Scott visited them last year.

Scott is the head of his own architectural firm, and Kathryn is a department head at the University of Kentucky in some subject I don’t comprehend!  (She’s not only sweet and charming but smart!)

Tom Schifano, chocolate party hosts Penny and Paul Gold and Wendy Schifano.

Tom Schifano, chocolate party hosts Penny and Paul Gold and Wendy Schifano.


Penny and Judge Paul Gold have a chocolate party every year at their lovely home on Brookhill Court. They asked each guest to bring a favorite chocolate dessert, while the Golds had Varanese prepare a lavish buffet dinner.

Oh my! To start with, the invitation was simply spectacular, charming, creative and fanciful. It was designed by their daughter, Kelly Gold, who is a graphic designer in Germany. Her work stretches from Kentucky around the world! Her invitations to her parents’ parties are truly works of art. You want to frame them because they engage and delight your mind.

Laura and Harry Dennery at the chocolate party.

Laura and Harry Dennery at the chocolate party.

The Golds have a marvelous house and a tent in the huge backyard. Varanese prepared an incredible dinner buffet that was all over the house. After stuffing themselves with bacon-wrapped scallops, sushi, barbecue, ribs, roast beef, turkey and other delectable delights, guests enjoyed chocolate in every form and fashion from truffles to cakes to chocolate-covered bacon. Oh my! My favorite was a tiered cake masterly decorated to match the invitations.

The party was full of judges, lawyers, Rotarians and just friends.

Vickie Yates Brown, Annette Grisanti and Mike Kemper, Nancy and Maynard Stetten, Lori and David Osborne, Sug and Dan Schusterman, Anne and Smith Haney, Ned Bass, Laura and Harry Dennery, Pat and Winston Church, Paula and Mike Grisanti, Deborah and Bart Greenwald, Davis Edwards and Steve Bass, Patsy Hart, Cindy and Ray Carcione, Sara and Jim Haynes and Kathy and Kent Oyler were among the guests.


Ada Lee Grawmeyer Kane is like the Energizer Bunny: She just keeps on giving. She held her ninth annual Derby Eve Dance at Heuser Hearing and Language Academy recently. With the help of many friends and dance attendees, she raised $5,279 for the school.

Part of these funds were donated to the parent/staff planning committee, some were used to purchase much-needed folding tables and the remainder went directly to the school for student needs. She has done this for years, and it is always a success.

This is not all Ada Lee does for the children at the school. She learned about giving from her parents. They created the famous “Union Barrackades” during World War II and toured the world entertaining our troops for the USO. Ada Lee performed every night with them. They were active from 1942 into the 1960s. They employed a band and had a chorus line, singers and a ventriloquist. They had accordionists, impersonators, magicians, baton twirlers and anything else they could think of.

They entertained defense workers, V.A. hospitals and servicemen. In addition to performing in Kentucky, the Barrackades traveled the U.S. at the request of the Department of Defense.


The Health Committee of the Woman’s Club of Louisville had its annual summer meeting, luncheon and auction to benefit the HHLA at the home of Ruth Onkst.

The Health Committee of the club is 99 years old. In 1948, Mrs. Spencer Tracy spoke to the club and inspired the ladies of this committee to start a Saturday morning pre-school for hearing-impaired children.

Three children attended this program and thus started the Louisville Deaf Oral School, which now is called the Heuser Hearing & Language Academy. Today it serves 40 preschoolers, 75 infants to toddlers and 20 to 40 statewide technically-assisted children.

The Health Committee also started the club’s Bazaar in 1952 to support the school. The auction is held to benefit the Sponsor a Child Program, which pays tuition, speech and learning services and everyday school needs.

Jan Corum is the new committee chair. Peggy Duane was the event chair for the umpteenth time. Monie Mitchell did the lovely luncheon. Kim Hocker, Jeff Conner, Patti Rogers and Davy Palmer worked on the committee. JoAnn Daus was the money lady and worked overtime! Kay Matton was the auctioneer.

photos by CARLA SUE BROECKER | contributing photographer

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