Fillies Entertain Provisional Members

| September 8, 2011
Paula Harshaw, Fillies President Patsy Allen and Carol Powell at the Fillies party for provisional members.

Paula Harshaw, Fillies President Patsy Allen and Carol Powell at the Fillies party for provisional members.

The Fillies entertained their new 2011 provisional members at a cocktail party at the home of  Paula Harshaw. The provisional term is one year, after which they shall be entitled to all of the privileges of the membership.

The provisional members for this year are: Debra Beebe-Flowers, Paula Bishop, Eleanor Duncan Brooks, Lesa Buckler, Jole’Danielle Burghy, Amy Blount DeRenzo, Kelly Ranvier Durham, Lisa Rae Edwards, Ashley Brooks Hoffmann, Elizabeth McConahy Jenkins, Patti Jane Klika, Karen Lawson, Kimberly Black Maffet, Cindy Ledford Philpott, Olivia Powers, Chrissie Ann Richardson, Dana Lee Sanders, Barbara Wainwright, Jody Watson and Denise Yates.

Patsy Allen of Goshen is the current president of the The Fillies Inc. She and the Fillies are already hard at work on the Derby Ball for 2012.

And speaking of the Derby Ball, Kentucky Derby Festival President Mike Berry is celebrating his 25th anniversary at the festival. Well done and congratulations, Mike!

GARDEN PARTY

Bruce Cohen had a wonderful Sunday garden party in Old Louisville. His garden really is a garden and is on a vacant lot next to his business, B C Plumbing, on Seventh and Oak streets.

Who would think a garden would survive in that environment, which is mostly commercial or vacant. Bruce said he has lost some vegetables to pilferage but not many. And being the generous man that he is, he doesn’t begrudge a few healthy veggies to a hungry soul.

He had a better crop of tomatoes than I have seen anywhere except at Paul’s. Guests  picked their own corn and then roasted it on the barbecue along with the chicken, steaks, and portobello mushrooms. There was even a row of cabbage in the garden.  The table had rows of salads of every sort and Blue Dog bread.

As proud as he was of his garden, he was even prouder of his beautiful daughter, Emily.

People sat on lawn chairs and visited with old friends and met new ones. It was a lovely evening in the city.

Ben Small with part of his spectacular collection of old Imari.

Ben Small with part of his spectacular collection of old Imari.

COACH GATE COCKTAILS

Ben Small and Michael Judd have moved from the Highlands to the Hinterlands. They now live in a spectacular condo in Coach Gate. One would expect no less than spectacular from Ben, who is the senior designer at Bittners.

They spend so much time in Florida that it seemed the time to downsize from the Dartmouth. At least that is what they said. It does not look smaller at all. It is charming and full of the fabulous antique Worcester porcelain and Chinese jade and rock crystal lamps that Ben has spent a lifetime collecting.

Those that gathered for drinks and chatter included Lindy and Bill Street, Sug and Dan Schusterman, Mary and Bill Stone, Brenda Light and John Malone, Jo Ann Gammon, Sharon Sparrow and Ed Sigenfeld.

photos by CARLA SUE BROECKER | contributing photographer

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