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Mardi Gras Party

photos by Donna Alexander - 2011-03-18 10:24:22

Family Support Services hosted its annual Mardi Gras fundraiser February 26 at Sunset Center.
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Symphony Ball

photos by Donna Alexander - 2011-03-18 10:05:56

The Amarillo Symphony hosted its annual Symphony Ball on February 5 at the Amarillo Civic Center.
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Man and Woman of the Year Luncheon

photos by Donna Alexander - 2011-02-09 14:11:31

More than 630 people attended the Man and Woman of the Year Luncheon on January 26 at the Amarillo Civic Center. Eddie Melin and Myrna Raffkind were named Man and Woman of the Year by the Amarillo-Globe News. The luncheon, catered by Becky McKinley and Dining by Design, was the highest-attended Man and Woman of the Year event to date. “American Idol” top-12 finalist Lacey Brown, Amarillo City Manager Jarrett Atkinson and missionary Jim Allen received Globe-News Headliner Awards.
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Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Banquet

photos by Donna Alexander - 2011-02-09 13:58:38

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce held its 24th annual banquet January 13. Nearly 600 people attended the banquet held at the Amarillo Civic Center. The banquet, which was catered by Rosa’s Café, announced the chamber’s new board members, including its 2011 chairman, Annette Asencio, chair elect, Roland Romo, and executive director, Dora Chavarria.
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Khiva Shriners Ball

photos by Donna Alexander - 2011-02-09 13:38:04

Around 225 people attended the Khiva Shriners’ Potentate’s Ball on January 29 at the Khiva Shrine Center. Family, friends and Khiva nobility celebrated the incoming Potentate, Glenn Pate, at the annual event. The 2011 board members, appointed officers and past potentates were also introduced.
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High Plains Weddings Show

photos by Donna Alexander - 2011-02-09 13:32:01

High Plains Weddings hosted its 28th annual Spring Bridal Show on January 9 at the Amarillo Civic Center. Guests had the opportunity to consult with wedding-related businesses and services, such as photographers, florists and caterers to help plain their weddings. A silent auction, which benefited the High Plains Marriage and Family Coalition, was also held.
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Amarillo Opera Christmas Open House

photos by Donna Alexander - 2011-01-13 10:26:24

The Amarillo Opera held its Christmas Open House December 9 at the home of Larry and Sharon Oeschger. Friends and members of the Opera attended.
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Panhandle Plains Historical Museum Christmas Open House

photos by Donna Alexander - 2011-01-13 10:11:05

PPHM teamed up with High Plains Food Bank on December 3-4 to help those in need in the Panhandle region. Guests were required to bring at least one can of food to the Christmas Open House. Volunteers dressed in period clothing and handed out cookies to guests. Children participated in holiday-themed arts and crafts activities, such as making reindeer antlers and ornaments. Cookie and Gingerbread house decorating demonstrations, adult origami, storytelling and musical entertainment were also offered.
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Breakfast with Santa

photos by Donna Alexander - 2011-01-13 09:38:33

The Don Harrington Discovery Center sponsored Breakfast with Santa on December 11. In addition to eating breakfast and having their portrait taken with Santa, parents and children listened to Christmas carolers and participated in arts and crafts. Guests were able to view the Center’s exhibits and demonstrations including North Pole Activities, Space Theater Holiday Light Show and the Science of Ice.
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Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Women’s Christmas Luncheon

photos by Donna Alexander - 2010-12-28 12:00:00

The Amarillo Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Women’s Christmas Luncheon on December 6 at the Amarillo Club located in the Chase Tower. The event benefited Martha’s Home, a local women’s shelter. The Chamber also announced its Businesswoman of the Year, Amy Henderson.
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