Scene & Snapped: This Week In Parties

| September 13, 2012
Gia and Valerie Combs.

Gia and Valerie Combs.

Christmas In September

Prodigal Ministries, a non-profit organization that provides after-prison care for men and women, hosted its fifth annual Christmas in September Runway Fashion Show & Boutique Sept. 6 at the new Marriott Louisville East on Embassy Square Boulevard.

Fashion Show Sponsor, The Summit, provided goodie bags for guests, as well as a $500 shopping spree. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, a silent auction, presentation, dinner and a fashion show were featured.

The event was tailored to honor Jean McCauley and Robinson S. Brown, Jr., who started the tradition “Christmas in September,” and are major supporters of Prodigal Ministries.

Jeff Kaeppeler, father of Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler, shared his story and talked about his daughter’s national platform, “Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents.” Heather French Henry, former Miss America and mentor to Laura, served as the event emcee.

Photos by BILL WINE | Contributing Photographer
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Thomas Carlo pushed for First Base.

Thomas Carlo pushed for First Base.

Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Game

As part of its continuous U.S. tour, the nationally renowned Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team visited Louisville over Labor Day weekend to play three exhibition games.

The Wounded Warrior team is comprised of veterans and active-duty soldiers who lost limbs in Iraq and Afghanistan, but through modern prosthetic technology, are able to compete at high levels by wearing devices that allow them to hit, run, catch and throw. The Wounded Warriors only play against able-bodied teams and continue to uphold a winning record.

The Washington Nationals and Louisville Slugger, along with other major American corporations, sponsored the event held at Bellarmine University’s Knights Field and Louisville Slugger Field.

Photos by JAMES EATON | Contributing Photographer
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Cameron and Hallie Pridham with Taylor Kennedy.

Cameron and Hallie Pridham with Taylor Kennedy.

Cornhole Tournament And Silent Auction

Wild Strawberry Hair & Nail Studio hosted the second annual Cornhole Tournament And Silent Auction Benefiting Childhelp Sept. 9 at New Direction Bar and Grill.

Attendees enjoyed food, drinks, live music, a silent auction, prizes and a little competition while supporting Childhelp, a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect.

Photos by TIM VALENTINO | Contributing Photographer
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Tracy Haus, Lelia Sublett, Karen Blair, Betty Berger and Carla Bass Miller.

Tracy Haus, Lelia Sublett, Karen Blair, Betty Berger and Carla Bass Miller.

Bellarmine Show House

More than 30 of the area’s top designers successfully competed for the opportunity to display their taste and talents in this year’s Bellarmine University Women’s Council Designers’ Show House, the Frederic Morgan-designed Wilkinson House. “An Enchanted Evening in Anchorage,” a special event to thank the designers and preview the home before it opened to the public, was held Sept. 6 at the Georgian-style home.

The Wilkinson House, 1701 Evergreen Road, will be on display through Sept. 23. Tickets are $15 at the door or can be purchased for $10 in advance at Colonial Design, Tassels, Inc. or any branch of Commonwealth Bank and Trust Company. Proceeds benefit the Bellarmine University Student Financial Aid Fund. For information call 502.272.8105.

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Molly Clower with Campbell and Kaaren Weyland.

Molly Clower with Campbell and Kaaren Weyland.

Street Ruckus

Fresh Start Growers’ Supply sponsored an all ages, outdoor Street Ruckus Sept. 3 on West Main Street between Seventh and Eighth Streets in Downtown Louisville. Dan Deacon headlined the event that featured acts including Height with Friends, Chester Endersby Gwazda, Alan Resnick and Tomasyamaha. The concert coincided with the upcoming Aug. 27 release of Dan Deacon’s new album, “America.”

A portion of proceeds benefited the Main Street Association for renovation of Fort Nelson Park at Seventh and Main Streets.

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Brandi and Bobbie Leslie with Tracy Vaughn.

Brandi and Bobbie Leslie with Tracy Vaughn.

Pure Barre Grand Opening

Pure Barre workout studio celebrated the grand opening of its new Summit location on Aug. 30.

Together Annie Locke, Karen Handel and Lucy Gentry opened Pure Barre’s second Louisville location at 4284 Summit Plaza Drive. Pure Barre can also be found in Westport Village at 1321 Herr Lane, Suite 180.

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Rick VanHoose, news anchor for WLKY, is seen with Anne Kordes and Jeff McLennan, a ticket broker with offices in New Albany.

Rick VanHoose, news anchor for WLKY, is seen with Anne Kordes and Jeff McLennan, a ticket broker with offices in New Albany.

The Shelby County Horse Show

The Shelby County Horse Show was held at the fairgrounds in Shelbyville in August.

Photos by The Voice-Tribune’s JOHN HARRALSON
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Kendrick and Claudia Wells.

Kendrick and Claudia Wells.

Dancing By The River

River Fields hosted the 15th annual “Dancing by the River” fundraiser Sept. 5 to celebrate the 2,200 acres of land it has worked steadfastly to preserve.

Event attendees enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, a delicious buffet dinner catered by Lilly’s/LaPeche, dessert and a silent auction with exclusive prize packages. The Robert Nickerson Band provided music throughout the evening while guests dined and danced.

Funds raised at “Dancing by the River” will support River Fields’ work to protect, preserve and enhance the natural, historical and cultural resources near the Ohio River between Westport and West Point, Ky., on both sides of the river.

Photos by TIM VALENTINO | Contributing Photographer
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Dr. Brad Calobrese and Dr. Zein Obagi.

Dr. Brad Calobrese and Dr. Zein Obagi.

Beverly Hills In The Ville

Internationally-renowned expert known as the “King of Skin,” Dr. Zein Obagi, presented an educational seminar on skin health at Beverly Hills in the Ville, held Sept. 6 at The Louisville Palace Theatre.

Dr. Obagi discussed his new skin care lines ZO Medical and ZO Skin Health, exclusively sold in Louisville by CaloSpa Rejuvenation Center. Board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Bradley Calobrace and Dr. Nana Mizuguchi of CaloSpa Rejuvenation Center, hosted the product launch party, which also featured cocktails, music by DJ Ryan Cox, food by Wiltshire Pantry, spirits and special pricing on ZO skin care products.

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Mary Michael Corbett, Sam Corbett and Pat Wardell.

Mary Michael Corbett, Sam Corbett and Pat Wardell.

Louisville Orchestra’s 75th Anniversary

After more than a year of silence, the storied Louisville Orchestra once again filled the Kentucky Center with live symphonic music. The orchestra kicked off its landmark 75th anniversary at Fanfara on Sept. 8. The evening began with cocktails on the observation deck of the Humana Building, followed by a ribbon cutting to open the show and a statement by Mayor Fischer. A special moment came at intermission, with a Korbel Champagne toast to celebrate the orchestra’s anniversary.

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Steve Yancey, Natasha Collins and Jim Ellis.

Steve Yancey, Natasha Collins and Jim Ellis.

Creative Alliance’s 25th Anniversary

The largest ad agency in Kentucky, Creative Alliance, celebrated its silver anniversary on Sept. 6 with a street party along Jefferson Street in Downtown Louisville.

Debbie Scoppechio, Chairman and CEO of Creative Alliance, founded the company 25 years ago after moving to Louisville from New York.

Photos by TIM GIRTON | Contributing Photographer
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