South Waltoners closed out a very busy October with a bang as the parties came to a crescendo.
The Cattle Baron's Ball held its first Branding Party last Thursday night at Seagar's to try to name the Barons and Rustlers for the upcoming ball to be held in March. Fred and Ampy Cox, Ray and Martha Jones, Betty and Charlie White, Robert and Marinella Monk, Sandy and Greig Buckley, Olivier and Amber Wiebe, James Murray, Lynn Wesson, Gale Culling, Donna Johns, Barbara Miller, Mary Damroth and Roger Hall were some who attended and enjoyed Seagar's excellent bites of Steak Diane, Caesar salad, and bananas foster. Some even signed up for a Baron or Rustler table.
I enjoyed an excellent dinner with a perfect sunset view at Vue on 30A Friday night with RoseAnn and Keith Knight and John Stasko. Chef Gio outdid himself with his signature Pistachio Grouper and fried oysters. Nice. I saw Jennifer Steele, Mike Ragsdale, Debra Cannon, Rick and Karen Schoonover, Laurie Hood, Donna and Ed Macdonald, Scott Brannon, and Chick Huettel there.
Vue on 30A and Caliza both hosted Halloween parties last Saturday night. Jane and Greg Bahr, Vickie and Ray Dollar, Lynn and Steve Dugas, Oli and Kyle Petit, Tom and Dana Saffel, Mike and Angela Ragsdale, Shannon and Ashley Johnson were some who attended Caliza's, and Peggy and Art Hayes and RoseAnn and Keith Knight attended the Vue's.
Lahrye and Nancy Radford and Jerry and Karen Des Jardins hosted a birthday celebration for their mothers — Margie Radford (89) and Jane Koerner (94) — at Crystal Bay Retirement Center Oct. 23. Jane's daughter, Noel Koerner from Texas, and approximately 60 guests attended. Friends and neighbors from Gulf Place attending included Jane and Doug Anderson, Lorene Gruzdis, and Betty Krika.
Walton County native and Head Referee Dr. Walt Anderson, NFL # 66, accepted a pink flag from Dante Cano prior to last weekend's Miami Dolphins and New York Jets game. The NFL helps raise breast cancer awareness during October.
Seaside founder Robert Davis hosted a walking tour of Seaside for an international delegation of approximately 50 real estate professionals participating in the World Real Estate Summit held last week at the Sandestin Hilton.
Football legend Archie Manning stopped in 723 Whiskey Bravo last weekend.
Robert and Marcia Rhinehart traveled to Americus last weekend to judge the Sumter Historic Trust annual Halloween Bash costume contest. While in Americus they were hosted by their Seagrove neighbors Mary and Bill Wasochansky who also maintain a lovely home there.
Janet Taylor, Payson Comer, and Kelly Buzzett took their annual trip to Indian Pass.
Dana and Tom Saffel went to Fairhope and the Grand this week.
Anne Hunter and Mark Carraway were in town last weekend.
Susan Vallee visited New Orleans.
Byron Chism visited Lynchburg, Tenn.
Donnelle Clark and Terry Long leave Nov. 2 for Springmaid Water Media Workshop in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Carol Dickson visited New Hampshire for 10 days with her daughter and son in law for the birth of their first child, Caroline Elise Ganly. She is Carol's fourth grandchild.
Claire Bannerman and John Czapleski visited California.
Welcome back Jake and Susie Jacobs, and Wally Weisenborn.
A special "thank you" goes out to Sara Markey for the lovely bouquet of flowers she sent to me. Bella Flora did it right!
Wish a "happy birthday" tomorrow to Betty Ryals.
Monday to Chef Phil McDonald, Mandi Porterfield, and Carl Harden.
Tuesday to mermaid artist Wendy Prentice, Realtor Brad O'brien, Tom Saffel, and Tonya Kilpatrick.
Wednesday to running man Jeff Ellis, and meteorologist Chris Smith.
Thursday to tribe woman Ann Tucker, and Bart Precourt.
And Friday to photographer Sheila Green, Lynn Dugas, artist Carol Dickson, and Paul Luchtefeld.
Deborah Wheeler is the arts and entertainment reporter for The Walton Sun. She may be reached at 654-8443, 687-1239, or email email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @WaltonSunDeb. Party Line appears weekly in The Sun.