Speed Ball is right around the corner

| February 24, 2011

Speed Ball GalsSunshine and warmer weather seems to put everyone in a good mood. People are beginning to come out of hibernation. The parks are packed with walkers, runners and bikers.

The long winter is almost behind us, and this is the time when Louisvillians begin filling their schedules with events from now until the Kentucky Derby. There’s not a better place to live – as long as you’re a seasoned veteran and know that pacing yourself is a must for survival!

The Speed Ball is one of community’s top events of the social year. It’s when women truly get decked out. The buzz around some social circles is all about what color to wear.

This highly-anticipated event, which is set for Saturday, March 5, will be even better this year because of the Impressionist show (“Impressionist Landscapes: Monet and Sargent”), a great menu created by chef Dean Corbett and music provided by Bob Hardwick Sound of New York City.

The Speed Ball is known for its beautiful decor in the matchless setting of Kentucky’s oldest art museum. The moment you step into the museum and see all the gorgeous flowers, you realize spring is in the air. Amy Streeter from Susan’s Florist prides herself on the individuality of her creations.

Stephen Lewis and Douglas Riddle.

Stephen Lewis and Douglas Riddle.

Back by popular demand, this year’s event will feature a lounge where guests can mingle and relax in an intimate setting within the museum’s Sculpture Court. This comfy lounge, sponsored by Heaven Hill Distilleries, has proved to be a sought-after spot for many guests. Feeling as though you just entered the French countryside as depicted by the artist is enough to keep guests around for hours.

The benefactor tickets for the gala are sold out. The benefactor evening begins at 6 p.m., and it includes cocktails, dinner dancing and dessert. But, if you missed the opportunity to attend the benefactor part of the evening, no need to worry! Friends of the Speed tickets are still available, but selling fast. Theses tickets can be purchased by calling (502) 637-6363 and are $150 per person.

The Friends of the Speed evening begins at 9 p.m. and features cocktails, dessert and dancing. Don’t pass up the chance to dance the night away to the music of Bob Hardwick. Town and Country Magazine named this orchestra as the “Best of the Best” and one of the top orchestras in the U.S.

Floral Chair Amy Streeter and Paula Schoenhoff.

Floral Chair Amy Streeter and Paula Schoenhoff.

Caroline Knop & Michael Beckmann.

Caroline Knop & Michael Beckmann.

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Lori Kommor

Lori Kommor, Columnist/Event Chair

Lori wears many hats: writing two weekly columns, chairing The
Voice-Tribune’s events and keeping the staff fed with a stash of snacks
Willy Wonka would envy. She’s a fervent high school soccer fan (go
Collegiate!) and has the raspy voice to prove it after game days.

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