Scene & Snapped: This Week In Parties…

| November 8, 2012
Wesley Korir helped YMCA kids across the finish line.

Wesley Korir helped YMCA kids across the finish line.

Louisville Sports Commission Half Marathon / Pure Tap 5K

The second annual Louisville Sports Commission Half Marathon/Pure Tap 5K was held Nov. 3. Professional and amateur runners and walkers participated in the race, which started and finished in downtown Louisville, winding its way through the Highlands, historic Olmsted parks and the eclectic NuLu section of East Market Street.

The event was presented by Humana Vitality and Louisville Pure Tap, and was held in partnership with numerous local, not-for-profit and civic agencies and organizations in an effort to promote healthy lifestyles in our community. One hundred percent of all proceeds will go toward attracting more sporting events to Louisville.

Photos By TONY BENNETT | Contributing Photographer
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Category winners at the NPC KentuckyMuscle Championships.

Category winners at the NPC KentuckyMuscle Championships.

2012 NPC KentuckyMuscle Championships

Bodybuilding, figure and bikini competitors displayed their impressive physiques Nov. 3 at the 2012 NPC KentuckyMuscle Championships, held at the Kentucky International Convention Center.

The NPC, which stands for National Physique Committee, is the largest amateur bodybuilding organization in the United States. The annual contest is a national qualifying event in which amateurs compete for recognition as a professional bodybuilder.

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Janet and Kurt Graeser.

Janet and Kurt Graeser.

Ports And Pearls Gala

Cedar Lake hosted its 24th annual Ports and Pearls Gala on Nov. 3 inside the Galt House East Grand Ballroom.

The event showcased the sights and sounds of various ports of call along with a delicious dinner plus silent and live auctions.

Cedar Lake is an organization which provides intermediate care facilities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, fragile medical conditions and behavioral challenges.

Photos by JAMES EATON | Contributing Photographer
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Suzanne Edds and Gary Bell of Liberty Tattoo and Art Parlor.

Suzanne Edds and Gary Bell of Liberty Tattoo and Art Parlor.

The Good Folk Fest

A one-of-a-kind attraction, the Good Folk Fest took place Nov. 2-4 at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage.

The Good Folk Fest is an art and music festival that features more than 80 local, regional and internationally known outsider, visionary and folk artists. The event also includes performances from musicians who share the common bond of raw creative energy and crafty resourcefulness.

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Tabitha Wendt, Anna Grout, Lauren Heins and Jeff Peak.

Tabitha Wendt, Anna Grout, Lauren Heins and Jeff Peak.

The BIG Masquerade Benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Kentuckiana

The BIG Masquerade benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana was held Nov. 3 at the Louisville Palace.

Guests dressed in semi-formal attire while enjoying dancing, hors d’oeuvres, Brown-Forman cocktails, a silent auction and entertainment from sword swallowers, jugglers, palm readers and more.

Photos by BILL WINE | Contributing Photographer
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Dee Pilerton, Tiffany Neal and Audra Freeze.

Dee Pilerton, Tiffany Neal and Audra Freeze.

Harbor House Appreciation Event

Harbor House honored its volunteers, staff members, sponsors and donors at its 13th annual appreciation event, held Nov. 1 at the Hyatt Regency Louisville. Harbor House also commemorated its 20th anniversary during the event.

Harbor House is a non-profit certified training and development center for adults with developmental and physical disabilities, including brain injuries. More than 300 adults are served annually with on-site and community-based employment opportunities, plus a full range of other services.

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Leatrice Ford,, Karen Horrell, Tracy Henry and Tammy Motley.

Leatrice Ford,, Karen Horrell, Tracy Henry and Tammy Motley.

Dress For Success Louisville Suit And Salad Luncheon

Dress for Success Louisville hosted the 12th annual Suit and Salad Luncheon on Nov. 1 at the Galt House Hotel and Suites.

John Schnatter, CEO of Papa John’s Inc., made a special guest appearance at the luncheon themed “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.” The event also featured a silent auction, food, community awards, music by Carol Kirby Green and a multimedia fashion show.

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Maria Marshall with Wade and Morgan Johnson and Beth Grieshaber.

Maria Marshall with Wade and Morgan Johnson and Beth Grieshaber.

LilySarahGraceFund Bus Tour

Matthew Badger – the father of Lily, Sarah and Grace Badger, who died in a fire on Christmas Day 2011 along with their grandparents, longtime Louisville residents Lomer and Pauline Johnson – stopped by the Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts School on Nov. 4 to host a free informational session on the LilySarahGraceFund.

Matthew spoke about the mission of the fund, which benefits those who use the arts to teach any subject, and how teachers can apply for grants from the fund that has awarded $430,000 to educators thus far.

For more information on the LilySarahGraceFund, visit www.lilysarahgracefund.org.

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Christie Crush of Heartland Payment, Brian Crush of ICST, Missy Soete of Southwest Airlines and Steve and Kathy Nichols. Steve is with the Louisville Fire Department, while Kathy is with Smith’s Medical.

Christie Crush of Heartland Payment, Brian Crush of ICST, Missy Soete of Southwest Airlines and Steve and Kathy Nichols. Steve is with the Louisville Fire Department, while Kathy is with Smith’s Medical.

The Pendennis Club’s Halloween Bash

The Pendennis Club held their annual Halloween Bash on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Photos By JOHN HARRALSON | The Voice-Tribune
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Brad and Elise Follui with Allison Hatmaker and David Sun.

Brad and Elise Follui with Allison Hatmaker and David Sun.

Expressions Of Hope

The Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana kicked off its Epilepsy Awareness Month Campaign with Expressions of Hope, held Nov. 1 at the Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center.

Attendees reveled in an evening of fun featuring a spread of heavy hors d’oeuvres, an assortment of desserts, a cash bar, live music and a silent auction.

Photos by LIAM SPRADLIN | Contributing Photographer
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