PARTYLINE: 30A Vet knows how to throw a party

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Left to right: Rhonda Joodi, Maureen Fiacco, Jeannie Capote, Robin Godwin, Jennifer Webb, and Lori Bradley at the second-annual Alys Beach 5K and 1-miler fun run last weekend.

Special to The Sun
Published: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:05 PM.
The summer tourist season is behind us once again. Yay! The beach is ours once again. 
I welcomed my first born to the beach for Labor Day weekend, along with her friend, Matthew Toms of Birmingham. She was excited to get to show him the sights of 30A, and they both got see Emeril. The chef and his family dined at The Vue on Sunday. I hear he ordered an omelet and shrimp and grits and Chef Gio made up an oyster appetizer for his table.
 
Meanwhile, Doug Liles and his family, Lorene Gruzdis, and John Stasko enjoyed the pool over the weekend. 
Veterinarian Dr. Tonia Shatzel threw a great grand-opening party last Thursday night in the street in front of her office at Gulf Place. Around 200 people turned out for the free food, drinks and music. Kellie Jo Kilberg, Cynthia Kennedy, Lorre and Bob James, Beverly and Greg Schmitt, KB Dalal, Nancy Radford, Nan Sroufe, Rob Wood, Barbara Rowan, Tom and Dana Saffel, Donna and Ed Macdonald, Robert McCullar, Dwight Ward, Susan Thornton, Mike and Carol Stovsky, Brad and Carla Droy were some of the many who attended.
 
Congratulations to Lori Bradley who raised $18,250 in sponsorships for the second-annual Alys Beach 5K and 1-miler fun run last weekend benefiting Seaside schools. Lori and 10 of her pals folded 600 T-shirts, prepared 500 runners' packets and filled the sponsors' bags. The women made a party of the volunteer effort by wearing ball gowns and sensible shoes to carry out their tasks.
 
The two Georges of 30A — LaCocina's George Hartley and 723 Whiskey Bravo's George Barnes — completed a 55-mile group trail ride from Vale to Aspen, Colo., this summer.
 
Hilary Butler is headed back to Chicago for more training for her new job. 
 
The Jimbo Holloway family went to Cape San Blas.
 
Donna Vann is back from her travels.
 
Chan and Caitie Cox went to Pittsburgh.
 
Barbara Rowan is back in Guntersville.
 
Michael Dobson went to Nola.
 
Betty Cork went to Scotland.
 
Scott Jackson is back from Hawaii.
 
Nan Jacobs is vacaying in Italy.
 
Victoria Hunt is back from her month-long Canadian excursion. 
 
Mark Schnell is back from California.
 
Susan Snider is visiting Germany with her sister.
 
Carrie Nelle Moye is in China for three weeks.
 
Ken and Linda Gifford just returned from Kennebunkport, Maine, where they celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.
 
Jim and Brenda Radtke celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary Sept. 4.
 
Six of DeLene Sholes' friends from Woodlawn High School's Class of '54 are coming to her house for the seventh straight year Sept. 7 - 10. There will be a lot of cackling, a lot of stories told and retold, some blame and denial about who was the instigator of pranks, said DeLene.
 
Sandy Weiner ran 4.309 Charity Miles to help the Wounded Warrior Project support our veterans. 
 
Get well wishes go out to Diane Smith and Nan Ream.
 
Wish a "happy birthday" on Sunday to Lauren Rees, Ray Dollar, Wells Buzzett, Stephanie Burke, and Sandy Buckley.
Monday to Cameron Burke, and Vickie Dollar.
Tuesday to piano-man David Seering.
Thursday to Ladie Bea Lackey.
And Friday to turtle-lady Sharon Maxwell, Marianne Burbach, Dr. Susan Petro, Henry Nooe, and Debra Cannon.
 
Deborah Wheeler is the arts and entertainment for The Walton Sun. She may be reached at 654-8443 or email dwheeler@waltonsun.com. Her Party Line column appears weekly in The Sun. Contributions are accepted. 

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