Betty Ann Pennington Broecker hosted a luncheon last week for her niece Nancy Freccia, who was in town visiting from Seattle. Nancy was a Pennington from Lexington.
Betty Ann, who always has the loveliest luncheons, will be 99 in December! She is a marvelous cook and prepared a wonderful corn pudding and delicious shrimp, pasta and blueberry salad from a recipe she got from her friend, Fran Cody. I am sure dessert was good but Weight Watchers was calling.
In addition to Fran, she had the kith and kin including her daughter Liza Lee Ulferts, Peggy Henderson, her son Penn and his wife Pat Broecker, and another niece, Kay Payne.
B.A. loves to entertain and play bridge. She has company in for cards and lunch or dinner at least four times a week! Such energy, plus being so much fun to be with. Lord, let us all live to be her version of 99; healthy and loads of fun to be around!
The Association of the Louisville Orchestra (ALO) had their annual meeting at the elegant home of Ingrid Johnson in Glenview last week.
The ALO works hard all year long, raising funds to promote classical music in our town. Jo Ann Gammon, Nancy Laird and Winona Shiprek are among the workhorses who never tire of this labor and to whom we owe a great deal.
The ALO was pleased to present a check for $15,000 for orchestral instruments to the Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts Magnet School, located on East Main Street in downtown Louisville. The instruments will be used by the school’s fourth and fifth graders.
DERBY FESTIVAL PARTY
The Kentucky Derby Festival had a party for all their volunteers last Sunday at the Sports & Social Club at Fourth Street Live! The party honored all the volunteers who put so much effort and hard work into the festival.
Expressing thanks was Festival CEO Mike Berry. Among those thanked were Lou Ellen Williams, Rip Hatfield, Helen Berry, Alex Freeman, John Freeman, Sally and Pat Gala, 2012 Chair Wendy Jacob, Chair Elect David Nett and Carl Mittleston.
There was a DJ, free bowling and cornhole and all you could eat at the scrumptious appetizer buffet. This evening honored the volunteers because without them there would not be this world-class festival.
Louisville is pretty lucky to have such tireless and selfless volunteers. They work for our fair city and not for personal glory.
Ann Sternberg, Margie and Allen Baker just returned from a vacation in Hollywood, where they visited an old friend and one of Louisville’s favorite comediennes, Phyllis Diller! She did commercials for Ann’s family business. Remember Paramount Pickles with Phyllis as the spokeswoman?
She still has all that wild, zany humor and loved being with her old friends. Unfortunately she is now blind. But her sense of humor hasn’t dimmed a bit, even if she is in her 90s.