O. Henry Woman's Club is expecting 600 guests Tuesday at its annual Gala Charity Fashion Show and Luncheon. The time, noon; the place, Holiday Inn-Four Seasons.
The club has a reputation for providing a good time for a good cause. While other club projects benefited as well, most of last year's more than $8,000 was turned over to Clara House, home for battered and abused women and children. This year Clara House will again benefit, as will Delancey Street, a rehabilitation program for nonviolent offenders. Some funds will also help improve the Greensboro Woman's Club building. Jane Kellett is general chairman and in charge of tickets - $15 each. You can call her at 299-9284.Josette Black of Josette's Boutique and Bridal is presenting the show, which will have a mix of professionals and club members as models. Josette says lime is a good spring color and thus the gala theme, ``Fashions in the Limelight.'
Kay Cashion, chairman of special gifts, says benefactors for the club can give $100 and receive two tickets and special seating; patrons can give $50 and receive one ticket; sponsors can give $25.
The program was hand-painted by Chick Bolton. Lollie Holland, Barbara Kirkpatrick, Lillian Livingston and Donaldine Pringle will provide the decorative flair. Betty Hughes Nichols, club president, is coordinator for the gala. Jo Hughes is properties manager. Jerry McCall and Myrtle Russell are among members making the benefit fun for guests and a success for the club.
Fun for all Greensboro Rotary Club's recent ``Spouses' Night' at the Marriott Hotel turned out just as it was planned - an evening dedicated to pleasure. Applause goes to members Don Fay and Terry Brooks, who chaired the event with support from their wives, Maureen and Jo.
Cocktails and dinner were followed by dancing to the music of the Grimsley High School Stage Band directed by Forest Munden, whose dinner companion was his wife, Diane. President Bucky McCoy, with his wife, Elaine, welcomed members and guests. Among them were the district governor and his wife, Smith and Lois Kirk, who recently moved from Salisbury to Lake Norman.
Two couples in the crowd were spreading grand news. Elizabeth and Edgar Fisher had their first grandchild. Elizabeth Welch Page was born Feb. 21 in Raleigh to Beth and Will Page. Two days earlier right here, Julianne Kornegay Howard became the granddaughter of Annie Ben and Dag Kornegay. The baby, born to Martha and David Howell, has a brother, Ross, 2. She is named for both grandmothers - Annie Ben and the late Julia Howard. Pug Howard, of course, is the other granddad.
Patrick Murphy, a Rotarian from Milwaukee, came a long way to make up a meeting! Actually, there was probably more to it than that. He dined with member Kate Hardy.
Several past district governors were recognized: Arnold Schiffman, Wade Phillips, Ralph Bowden and Buck Campbell, along with wives Betty Phillips, Tirzah Bowden and Polly Campbell. Crescent Rotary's president, Frank Rakestraw, attended with his wife, Mary, and former member Ernest Newton and his Rotary Ann, Cecelia, drove over from Winston-Salem.
A Cadillac affair The annual ``Cadillac Dinner' held at Beth David Synagogue to benefit B'nai Shalom Hebrew Day School was the biggest ever, in terms of people and profit and pleasure at the masquerade ball, dinner and auction.
Almost everybody opted for black tie, but several did go the masquerade route. David and Rosemery Gray were an attractive Napoleon and Josephine, and Dale Meltzer of Burlington and Billy Fields were a very effective ``Scarecrow' and ``Tin Man.'
Mona and Jody Miller and Robin and Rob Skirboll, easy to recognize as themselves, were just back from a week in Aspen, Colo.
Also easy to spot were Bobbie and Bernie Mann, Toni and Barry Frahm, Barbara and Dick Forman, Florence and Albert Jacobson, Sylvia and Mike Berkelhammer, Sue and Neil Lutins, Linda Bagish, and Joyce and Bob Shuman. Jeff and Laurie Katz attended, as did Jeff's brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Cathy Katz, and Rene and Paul Levy, Arlene and Alan Bardy, Allison and Andy Aronson, Marsha and Jon Glazman, Terry Gamble and Jerry Bagish, Rachel and Russell Cohen, Betsy and Richard Fox, and Kathy Manning and husband, Randy Kaplan.
Readers with items of interest to Martha Long may call her at 373-7097.