PARTY LINE: 'Tis the season for parties, travel and remembering

Party Line

Walton Sun reporter/columnist Deborah Wheeler and Blue Dog artist George Rodrigue at a special event in 2011 at the Hilton Sandestin. He will be missed.

Published: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 05:43 PM.

Artist Melody Bogle's one-woman exhibit opened at The Hidden Lantern last Thursday evening to rave reviews. Word is that the art, Bogle wine and food, including homemade fudge, were all fab. One report by someone who attends all of the receptions was that this one was the best ever. Coop and Peggy Jones, Susan Alfieri, Joan Vienot, Mike and Sherri McCarty, Robert and Malayne DeMars, Claire Bannerman, Charlotte Arnold, Donna Vann, Kelli Siler, Melissa Wheeler, and Shaye Smith were some who enjoyed.

The next night, Children's Volunteer Health Network held its annual Christmas party/fundraiser at LaCocina. Nancy Norris, Peggy and Coop Jones, Mark and Tricia Northcutt, Ray and Vickie Dollar, Hannah and Zach Billingsley enjoyed it.

The same night, Brad and Claudia Droy hosted their annual Christmas party at their lovely Gulf Place home. Les Porterfield, Keith and RoseAnn Knight, Donna and Ed Macdonald, Tom and Dana Saffel, Hank White and Didon Comer, Paul and Sandy Luchtefeld, Tonia Shatzel and Rob Wood, Lorene Gruzdis, Sharon Thompson, Greg and Beverly Schmitt, John Stasko, Georgeen Newell and Ken Golden, Mike and Carol Stovsky, Steve Bacon and Diane Smith, Carla Ravarino, Kelly Klein, and Tom Fillingim attended. Guests enjoyed the lamb pops, socializing, and spilled out to the pool area where they enjoyed the music. Guests who stuck around received a special treat when Brad took the microphone and sang. He's really good. If you haven't already, try to catch him at Marie's Bistro.

Then, Sunday night, Tom and Dana Saffel hosted their annual "pink" party at their home in Gulf Place — an embracing of all things pink — food, drink, dress — which is a prelude to the season's red.

The PPPs (Polka-dot Pool Pussycats) held their annual Christmas party last weekend at Bett and Paul Appel's wonderful Gulf-front home. Didon Comer and Hank White, Nancy and Billy McConnell, Kris and Manny Chavez, Sandy and Paul Luchtefeld, Larry and Melissa Davis, Barbara Riddick, Jan Kubacki, P.J. Johnson, Barbara and Jim Smith, Nina and Garrett Horn, Nan Franklin, Beth and Bob Coppedge, and Pat Carlyle celebrated another year of camaraderie.

Kelli Siler went to see "Every Christmas Story Ever Told and Then Some" at Seaside Rep.

Allison Yii enjoyed the South Walton Ecumenical Choir's performance Monday night.

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