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Tennessee Regina Scruggs, Pam Ott, Joan Hultin, MaryAnn Reed, Joan Hammond, Brandy Miller, Luisa Stubbs, Mikki Duffey with her grandaughter & Elaine Beer

MaryAnn Reed, Janet Beasley, Barbara Dodge, Brandy Miller, Joy Cook & Mikki Duffey

Germantown Garden Club


On Saturday, October 10th the Germantown Garden Club hosted A Simply Elegant Tea as the organization’s fundraiser for 2009-10. The tea was a combined effort by all of the club’s members. Their efforts included preparing a wide array of foods while others created flower designs incorporating tea sets. These decorations were placed throughout an elegant home on Sanders Ridge for easy viewing. Over 100 people enjoyed the beautiful flowers and wonderful food. A cookbook was sold at the event featuring all the homemade recipes. The monies raised at the event will be used for continuing community projects.

Sharon Goldsworthy & Kathy Russo


Joan Hultin & Elaine Beer

I Dr. Mohan Gehi, Cindy Gehi & Julia Pillow

Lisa Bell, Mohan Gehi, Cindy Gehi, April Fickle & Mary Martin

Alzheimer's Association

In July 2009, Dr. Mohan Gehi from Memphis, TN completed his 4th mountain climb to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. Since 2002, Dr. Gehi has completed a charity climb for the Alzheimer's Association every other year. This year he completed Mont-Blanc, Western Europe’s highest peak in the French Alps, at 15,781 feet. Gehi has also climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, Island Peak in Nepal, and Mount Khuiten in Mongolia. “I was about five or eight years old living in East Africa when I first had a thought of one day climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro,” said Mohan M. Gehi, M.D. “Then I started thinking about and said what I am waiting for. That is when I started making the plans and decided I wanted to use the climb as away to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association.” He is board certified in Internal and Geriatric Medicine and has seen in practice since 1977. In recent years he has seen a steady increase in patients with dementia. Both his mother and mother-in-law passed away from Alzheimer’s disease. Dennis Kopical & Renee Smith

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Guests at the home of Frannie and Larry Smith for A Pink Tie Affair Photography by David Adkins

Dr. Robert & Karen Hopper

A Pink Tie Affair Guests arrived at the beautiful, historic home of Frannie and Larry Smith in Jackson, Tennessee donning Pink Ties , Pink Dresses, and Pink Accessories to celebrate “A Pink Tie Affair”. The party served as a benefit for the West Tennessee Cancer Center Patient Needs Fund, which was established to assist patients of the Cancer Center financially, as well as emotionally. The evening’s menu reflected the pink theme as it featured items such as Shrimp with Pink Tortellini Skewers with Garlic Aiolo, and Salmon Mousse in Cucumber Crowns. Premier Place Fabulous Catering provided the delicious menu.

Ashley Teague, Jimmy Exum & Val Exum

Frank McMeen & Jon Ewing

May Scott, Bruce Burch & Barbara Barker

Dr. Barnett Scott, Mayor Jimmy Harris & Jerry Smith

Joan McInnis & Dr. Jake McInnis

Rob Beasenburg & Courtney Beasenburg Larry Smith & Dr. Charles Cox



th Selene Benitone & Courtney Smi

Safari Soiree Memphians opened their hearts and wallets to benefit the Jack’s Backpack Project, which was founded by Selene Benitone – author of Mommy Without Hair? My World Turned Upside Down. The illustrated children’s book provides a teaching tool that makes cancer treatment understandable to younger children and connects families affected by cancer. Many guests reflected the theme of the book and wore wigs to the party, which took place at the Lexus Dealership of Memphis. Lynn Smith & Christy Muller

Deborah Smith, Bryan Smith & Barbie Clayton

Lucy Blackmon & Barbara O' Neil

Rommy & Gay Hammond

Joel & Sue Myers

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Chef Binh Nguyen

Chris Park & Kate Boyle Marcum

The Racquet Club of Memphis hosted a VIP reception in honor of its exciting renovations. A new menu and a new look are just a few of the features the Racquet Club now offers.

Susan & Darrell Doane Maria & Aaron McLendon with Megan & Brett Grinder

Kevin Kane & Tony Barrasso

Ribbon Cutting of Train Station Expansion ~ Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum Jackson Casey Jones' famous last ride may have taken place almost 110 years ago but his memory is alive and well in Jackson, Tennessee. A major expansion of the Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum opened June 19th with a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception kicking off a Lawrence & Norma Taylor, Museum Director & Historian weekend of festivities. A number of descendants of Casey Jones attended including four grandchildren of Casey Jones. Casey Jones Village is located in Jackson, Tennessee. The website is All aboard!

Abbie Gristy, Marty Marbry, Natalie Gristy, Billie Duke, Rachel Baker, Carla Qualls, Colleen Coury & Mary Beth Hopper Juanita, Brooks & Clark Shaw, Anne Shaw, Deborah Shaw Laman

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Pat Scroggs, Judy Gupton, Renee Cook & Janice Hamil

Taste of the Town


Photography by Don Putnam

The 9th annual Taste of the Town was a delicious success at the Agricenter International in Memphis as a big crowd of guests enjoyed the offerings of more than 40 restaurants, caterers and beverage distributors from the area. Music and a fabulous silent and live auction were also included in the evening's menu of fun. All proceeds from the live auction benefited the Make-AWish Foundation to grant the wish of a child with a life-threatening medical condition. Taste of the Town was hosted by the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce and Make-A-Wish Mid-South Chapter.

Bob Dorband, Mary & Myron Lowery

Magnolia – A Delta Grill

Melissa McFerrin, Susan Stralka & Josh Pastner

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Lake Eakin, Catherine Jones, Sylvia Bradbury & Cathy Morton

Fred & Debbie Cassetty with John & Carol Rochford

2009 Symphony Ball Kickoff Party Photography by Susan Adcock Guests enjoyed an elegant evening at the Belle Meade home of Elizabeth and Bob Dennis to kick off the 2009 Symphony Ball in grand style. The cocktail party provided the opportunity for volunteers and committee members to mingle and chat about the upcoming Symphony Ball, which will be held December 12th at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center to benefit the Nashville Symphony. Perian Strang and Dara Dickson will serve as the 2009 Ball chairs. This marks the 25th anniversary of the event, and Country star Carrie Underwood will be the Harmony Award recipient at the Ball.

Bob & Elizabeth Dennis

Richard Manson, Ruth Johnson & Eleanor Willis Perian Strang & Dara Dickson

Martha Ingram, Alan D. Valentine & Judy Simmons

Kelley Beaman & Laura Chadwick

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Caitlin Mondelli, Jennifer Mason, Kenlea Blann, Hannah Korte, Ashley Farrell, Mary Alex Street, Kacie Childers & Abby Oliver Crimens Clifford, Callie Monger, Hannah Korte, Caitlin Mondelli, Kenlea Blann

Callie Monger

Callie’s Birthday The elegant Oxford University Club was the setting for the 20th Birthday Celebration for Callie Monger. A delicious buffet was prepared by Chef Wes Turnage and Holliday Florist of Memphis, Tennessee created the flowers for the event. Callie's closest friends joined in the surprise celebration.

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Katie Hughes, Callie Monger & Jessica Billings

Amy Wolters, Cara Horn, Callie Monger, Katie Hughes & Jessica Billings


A Summer Soiree at the Home of Joan and Arnold Weiss Joan and Arnold Weiss invited dear friends to view and enjoy their newly renovated, luxe home in East Memphis. A formal, yet intimate, dinner was catered by Felicia Suzanne’s.

Arnold and Joan Weiss Evelyn Snyder and BeJay Gronau r

Stephen Biller, John and Linda Kaplan with Margaret Biller

Suzanne and Joe Canepari

Joe Canepari and John Kaplan

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Martina McBride and Chef Rob Price

Doug Horne, Coach Jeff Fisher, Trace Adkins, Martina McBride, David Keith, Joe Galante, Libby Murphy, Bill Carter and Tammy Genovese

An elegant evening to benefit PROTECT Elegance and a stunning view of the Nashville skyline marked a special evening in support of PROTECT, a national pro-child, anti-crime membership association with its headquarters located in Knoxville, Tennessee. David Keith, Martina McBride, Coach Jeff Fisher, Libby Murphy, Doug Horne, Bill Carter, Joe Galante and Tammy Genovese hosted the festive affair at a penthouse in The Viridian. Guests enjoyed mingling, dining on delicious hors d’oeuvres by Chef Rob Price, and supporting a very worthy cause.

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Photography by Mary Cowan

David and Nancy Keith with Jeff Watson Sherri and Dan Huff with Rondal Richardson


Vernon Winfrey entertains guests Barbara Winfrey & Jeanne Dudley Smith

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“True Brothers” Investor's Party An unforgettable evening took place at the home of Barbara and Vernon Winfrey in Brentwood, Tennessee as Otto Productions hosted its first investment opportunity party. More than 100 guests enjoyed learning more about “True

Dr. and Mrs. Ming Wang with Lynda Evjen

Brothers,” the New York play and the planned movie that is based on the book Otto, The Boy at the Window. Peter Abeles and Tom Hicks, authors of the book, shared their stories and ideas with the guests. Dr. Ming Wang and his wife JJ commented, “We are very thrilled about this project for Tennessee and also the play in New York.” Tom Hicks and Jan Ellis

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