Woman’s Club Starts Holidays With Fun

| November 15, 2012

Hostess Corky Sachs with Edie Tidwell, Brenda Kee (now living in Washington, D.C. with her husband Wayne Brown), birthday boy Jack Roby, Barbara Moore and Naomi Oliphant.

Hostess Corky Sachs with Edie Tidwell, Brenda Kee (now living in Washington, D.C. with her husband Wayne Brown), birthday boy Jack Roby, Barbara Moore and Naomi Oliphant.

The Woman’s Club of Louisville started the holidays with a bang. They abandoned their annual Christmas Bazaar this year in favor of a Holiday Extravaganza.

This year the Club worked with The Salvation Army’s Culinary Training Program and enlisted the assistance of two prominent chefs in town to act as mentors. Chef Agostino Gabriele from Vincenzo’s and Chef Geoffrey Heyde from the Village Anchor offered guidance to the training chefs.

In addition to the delicious food tastings, hors d’oeuvres and drinks there were eight up-scale vendors selling services and goods during the evening. They were Architype Gallery with fine handcrafted handbags, Cellar Door Chocolates (absolutely to die for!), Jenkins Eliason Interiors, Daffodils Fine Stationary and Gifts, Yudofsky Furriers, Summer Eliason Jewelry, Moss Hill Bath & Body Collection, Massage Envy Spa and Ming Wang, a fashionable dress designer from NYC.

Toward the end of the evening there was an auction of delightful vacation packages, University of Kentucky basketball tickets and other treasures.

Debbie Marr and Janice Mueller were the co-chairs of the successful event, and are they a breath of fresh air.

Proceeds from the Extravaganza will benefit the Heuser Hearing & Language Academy (75 percent) and the Salvation Army Culinary Training Program (25 percent). “And a good time was had by all.”

Birthday

At the Woman’s Club Holiday Extravaganza, Janice Mueller, co-chair, and Club President Ima Johns.

At the Woman’s Club Holiday Extravaganza, Janice Mueller, co-chair, and Club President Ima Johns.

Jack Roby celebrated an unmentionable birthday last Friday evening. Corky Sachs gave a dinner party in his honor. He called from a vacation in France and gave her the date, the guest list and the menu. (One thing about Jack, you never are left guessing, which is probably why he is so loved.)

Edie and Dallas Tidwell, Barbara Moore, Naomi Oliphant and Jeff Hobart, Brenda Kee and Wayne Brown, and a publicity-shy guest gathered to wish him well.

Corky’s favorite chef and friend, Kathy Cary of Lilly’s, did the culinary honors including beef daube, divine potato smash, carrot saute’, cress salad and her signature caramel cake. Wow! Dinner was delicious as expected. “And a good time was had by all.”

Christmas decor 

This year, Fabulous Finds needs your excess Christmas stuff. We need ornaments for our trees, wreaths, garlands, Santas, elves – anything that looks like Christmas.

You can drop your unloved Christmas decorations off at Fabulous Finds, 2101 Frankfort Ave., Tuesday through Saturday. We open at 10. If that is not convenient, or if you need more information, call the store at 502.893.3635. Thank you!

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  1. Debbie Marr says:

    Thanks for your kind words about The Woman’s Club of Louisville’s Holiday Extravaganza! Fun evening, with wonderful vendors and good people raising money for two deserving organizations in our community. Thanks to all who attended.

  2. Janice Mueller says:

    What a great event. As chair of The Holiday Extravaganza for The Woman’s Club, I have been humbled and blessed through this experience by witnessing the teamwork and commitment of the individuals that made it happen, especially the generosity of Chef Agostino (Vincenzo’s) and Chef Geff (Village Anchor) working with the training chefs at The Salvation Army.