Sam Swope rides again for charity

| July 20, 2011
Bunny Hamer of Sanford, Fla., Sam Swope and H. Stroth at the party at Sam Swope Lexus the evening before the 12th annual Motorcycle Charity Ride.

Bunny Hamer of Sanford, Fla., Sam Swope and H. Stroth at the party at Sam Swope Lexus the evening before the 12th annual Motorcycle Charity Ride.

Sam Swope, one of Louisville’s major charity benefactors, held his 12th annual motorcycle Charity Ride last weekend. He and his friends ride rain or shine. There are all sorts of choices to make and prizes to be had. But in the end, it is the children that Kosair Charities raises the money for that are the winners.

Whatever money the ride makes, Sam matches. Over the years, he has given lots to Kosair, and he thoroughly enjoys doing it. Motorcycle riders and clubs come from all over the country to participate because of Sam and the charity.

When you are driving around and see one of the brightly colored statues of a Kosair Shriner, know that the Shrine has given a million dollars to that institution, and last Saturday’s ride is one of the ways they earn the money to give away.

Geri Inutzi of New York with her friend and hostess, Sug Schusterman.

Geri Inutzi of New York with her friend and hostess, Sug Schusterman.

SURPRISE!

Sug and Dan Schusterman invited guests to a cocktail buffet in honor of their friend Geri Inutzi who was visiting from New York. Geri has been a lifelong friend of Sug and has made many friends here over the years, so it was a fun reunion.

She was really surprised when a birthday cake appeared and everyone sang to her.  Her birthday is next week and it was not on her mind (much!).

Janet Falk, Davis Edwards, Carol and Bill Lomicka, Joey Seay, Lori and David Osborne, Penny and Paul Gold, Jean and Billy Shewciw, Diana and Bill Schmied, Steve Bass, Cindy and Ray Carcione, Todd Calvert and Greta Wiebusch, DeeDee and Ron McCloud and a host of others showed up for the lovely casual summer evening and the divine cocktail buffet.
“And a good time was had by all.”

FABULOUS FINDS

The Christmas in July Half Price Sale at Fabulous Finds will continue through Saturday, July 30, and then it is all over. Come buy your wreaths or ornaments or even a tree. Cemetery wreaths and stands are available too. The half price offer is on everything else and will also continue until the 30th.

The storage bins are overflowing, and it is time to make room for the new merchandise. Need an inlaid dining room table, a king-size bed that is ideal for a rustic home, a new flat screen TV, paintings by the yard or designer fabric? Then this is the place for you.

The shop at 2101 (side entrance) Frankfort Ave. benefits the Louisville Deaf Oral School. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fabulous Finds is always happy to accept donations of items you cannot use. Donations are tax-deductible.

SUMMER FUN

Marilyn and Uri Glattstein had a dinner party last Sunday evening at their home on Hillsdale Road. Uri was almost a no-show! He got tied up with business in China but was able to make it home from the airport in time to greet his guests. Now there is a man with stamina! He not only stayed awake, he was fun and charming.

Marilyn served a divine Israeli salad, barbecue ribs and grilled asparagus, followed by superb gelato in chocolate cups on raspberry puree. Sure tasted good even if it was on the eve of a Weight Watchers meeting.

It wasn’t until the guests were ready to leave that they learned that the next day was Marilyn’s birthday.  She wasn’t telling which one.

photos by CARLA SUE BROECKER | contributing photographer

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