May I begin this week by saying I am so proud. My daughter returned to our alma mater last week to address PR students 10 years after she graduated with a degree in public relations from JSU. She has worked hard and done well, and I am proud.
Now, moving along, if you've never joined another couple in the endeavor of making pizzas together, let me tell you it is lots of fun. I joined John Stasko,
Walton County Chamber of Commerce's monthly Business After Hours was held last Thursday at
Jared and Wendy Morton welcomed Connor Joel Morton into the world on April 14. Connor weighed 7 pounds 1 ounce and was 20.5 inches long.
Bett Appel hosted 30 members of the Women's Art Network to her home last Monday night for their monthly show and tell.
A farewell party for Carla Ravarino and Tracy Welker was hosted by Sharon Thompson, Tom and Michelle Fillingim, and Keith and Rose Ann Knight at the Knight home in
Easter Sunday was a bit cool and overcast, but still a good day for celebrating with family for many. But, if you didn't have family nearby, I hope you made it special for yourself. I did not have family or children near, so, there weren't any egg hunts for me, but I did enjoy eating a couple while enjoying a special Polish-style brunch with ham and egg bread. After a walk on the beach and a competitive game of Scrabble, I enjoyed the most delectable Dutch-oven baked leg of lamb in wine sauce I have ever tasted. So, it was a very good day.
Actor Vince Vaughn and his family reportedly spent Easter in South Walton and were seen at Publix at WaterColor and at
Joe Perry took a picture of a blimp flying over the beach that same day. Related?
I enjoyed seeing Tony and Micheline Riggio, Lorre James, Joan Luchese, and Scott Provow Tuesday at a Realtor open house in
Joe and Jan Stanko spent Easter in
Bill and Cheryl Freeze entertained family with a bonfire at the beach party last Saturday evening.
Fred and Ampy Cox visited their son in
Mike and Sherri McCarty welcomed daughter Kelly home for Easter.
Keith and RoseAnn Knight hosted their son Kenny, daughter-in-law Amy, and their children from
Stephen Marlette went to
Shellie Arriaga went to
Ann Kief traveled to
Laurie Beck visited
Shaye Smith went to
Jane Burns visited
Dudley and Al Cook spent last Wednesday thru Friday at the Grand Hotel at Point Clear where Al attended the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority's annual Power Supply Conference. This Friday they traveled to Pinehurst North
Bob and Beth Coppedge are leaving for a
Susie and Jake Jacobs have left for a month-long excursion in
Holly, Ken, Tanner and Logan Viola went to
Sorry to lose John and Debbi Morris to
Martha and Frank Cooper are moving to
Steve Bacon wrote to note the recent passing of music legend Arthur Smith. He said Arthur was an old friend from his past in the booking business who had a television show every morning on WBT TV in
So sorry to hear of the passing of Andra Matthews.
Wish a "happy birthday" on Sunday to fellow Taureans Alice Forrester, Tony Riggio, and Jim Lockwood.
Monday to Jane Krimbell, and Patti Johnson.
And, wish happy May Day birthdays on Thursday to John Rosenberg, Sherri McCall, Richard Sexton, Kassie Zukowski, and Bonnie McQuiston.
Deborah Wheeler is the arts and entertainment reporter for The Walton Sun. She may be reached at 654-8443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Her Party Line column appears weekly in The Sun. Contributions are encouraged.