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United Way Victory Luncheon

photos by Jeff Harbin, Life of Riley Photography - 2010-12-16 10:27:29

The United Way hosted their annual Victory Luncheon in the Amarillo Civic Center Heritage Room on November 18. The event revealed the total amount of funds raised in the last year which surpassed the goal by more than $100,000. Award winners for this year’s campaign were recognized, and this year’s giveaway was a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro.

Community Prayer Breakfast

photos by Donna Alexander - 2010-12-16 10:17:22

The annual Community Prayer Breakfast was held November 23 in the Amarillo Civic Center North Exhibit Hall. The event brought many members of the community together to pray and give spiritual support to one another. The program included inspirational music from local musicians and choirs, personal statements of faith and a speech by Dr. Jerry White, chairman of the U.S. Board of Directors of The Navigators.

Polk Street United Methodist Church Reunion Celebration

photos by Jeff Harbin, Life of Riley Photography - 2010-12-16 10:10:09

The Polk Street United Methodist Church held a reunion celebration November 22 in the Amarillo Civic Center Grand Plaza. The event celebrated the congregation growth and highlighted the church’s goal for a new Christian Life Center. It was catered by Becky McKinley and entertainment was provided by Psalm IV.

Nutcracker Ball

photos by Jeff Harbin, Life of Riley Photography - 2010-12-16 10:01:36

The Lone Star Ballet Guild held its annual Nutcracker Snow Ball on November 20 in the Amarillo Civic Center Heritage Room. The evening included dining and dancing, live and silent auctions, and the presentation of this year’s ushers and usherettes. For the children in attendance, there was also a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

The Mad Scientist Ball

photos by Donna Alexander - 2010-11-19 11:46:26

The Don Harrington Discovery Center held their 2nd annual Mad Scientist Ball on October 23rd. It was a fun evening for adults that included gourmet food, live music from The Space Rockers, steam billowing cocktails and the Discovery Center’s signature interactive science experiences. The dress was “science geek chic” and guests were given white lab coats to wear throughout the evening. All proceeds benefit DHDC.

Freedom Fund Banquet

photos by Donna Alexander - 2010-11-19 11:40:57

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People held their annual Freedom Fund Banquet on November 6th in the Amarillo Civic Center Grand Plaza. The theme for the night was “change” and Alethea Bonello, the NAACP’s southeast region field organizer, was the keynote speaker.

Chamber Banquet

photos by Jeff Harbin, Life of Riley Photography - 2010-11-19 11:36:58

The Amarillo Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual banquet on October 19th in the Heritage Room of the Amarillo Civic Center. The event recognized outstanding board members, as well as celebrated the activities of the past year. The speaker for the event was Don Esmond, senior vice-president of Toyota Motor Sales USA.

Breakfast of Champions

photos by Chriselda Photography - 2010-11-19 11:16:16

The Amarillo Area Breast Health Coalition hosted their first annual Breakfast of Champions brunch in the Amarillo Civic Center Heritage Ballroom. The event honored those in the Panhandle who have made significant contributions to promote early detection and treatment. Featured speaker Geralyn Lucas, author of “Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy,” shared her own experiences with breast cancer.

Boo at the Zoo

photos by Donna Alexander - 2010-11-19 11:10:44

The Amarillo Zoo held their annual Boo at the Zoo event on October 30th and 31st. Several spooky but not-too-scary activities such as crafts and games, a creepy crawly petting zoo, and treat stations were a part of the event. To complete the seasonal feel, the zoo was adorned with Halloween decorations that included a lighted pumpkin walk.

Leigh Ann Tuohy "Behind the Blind Side"

photos by Jeff Harbin, Life of Riley Photography - 2010-11-19 11:06:01

The Amarillo Area Foundation presented Leigh Ann Tuohy “Behind the Blindside” on November 4th. The event was held in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts and benefited The Women’s Philanthropy Fund. Tuohy shared her personal “Blindside” observations and how the experience changed her as a person and changed her family. A reception and book signing followed the program.
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