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Children's Learning Center Poinsettia Luncheon

photos by Kevin Briles - 2010-02-03 10:12:17

The Children’s Learning Center of Amarillo held its annual poinsettia luncheon on December 10th at the Amarillo Civic Center Grand Plaza. Funds raised from the luncheon help the center improve each of their facilities around Amarillo. This year, they celebrated the opening of their newest center, The Curtis Flemming Center, located at First Christian Church. Guests were entertained by Chuck Alexander, accompanied by the children who attend the CLC. Members of the Palo Duro Choir sang a few traditional Christmas songs as well.

The Bridge 20th Anniversary Celebration

photos by Kevin Briles - 2010-02-03 10:08:22

The Bridge Children’s Advocacy Center hosted a 20th Anniversary Celebration on December 10th at their facility. The Bridge offers victims of child abuse a comforting place to tell their stories and start the healing process. The Bridge sees about 1800 clients every year, and 86 percent of the children that come to the Bridge are victims of sexual assault. Of that percentage, 87 percent have been abused by a parent.

Bride's World

Photos by Donna Alexander - 2010-02-03 10:04:03

The 27th Annual Bridal Show was held January 10th at the Civic Center and remains the largest bridal and wedding exhibition in the Panhandle. More than 1500 people, 500 of them brides-to-be, attended the show to get planning ideas from 100 vendors and area merchants. Proceeds from the show benefitted The High Plains Marriage and Family Coalition.

No Evidence of Disease

Photos by Jeff Harbin, Life of Riley Photography - 2010-02-03 09:59:05

N.E.D is a band made up of six gynecologic oncology surgeons from around the country whose concerts raise money to support cancer research. Dr. William “Rusty” Robinson, who plays bass and harmonica, is a physician in the Department of OB/GYN at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. N.E.D. performed at the Globe-News Center for Performing Arts on January 17. All proceeds from the concert benefitted the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation and Princess Warriors.

The Nutcracker Ball

photos by Donna Alexander - 2009-12-28 14:24:03

The Lone Star Ballet Guild held its annual Nutcracker Ball on November 21st at the Amarillo Civic Center. The event was catered by the Ambassador and guests enjoyed live entertainment from the band Insufficient Funds. The ball is the Guild’s major annual fundraiser which includes the presentation of the 2009 LSB ushers and usherettes, a raffle and a silent auction. The sponsor for this year’s event was Graham Brothers Jewelry.

Celebrating Business Excellence

photos by Donna Alexander - 2009-12-28 14:19:58

On November 19th, The Amarillo Chamber of Commerce held its first “Celebrating Business Excellence” reception recognizing the recipients of its Top Small Business Awards and its Top 20 Under 40 Award winners. About 260 people attended the event in the Sunset Center Banquet Room. Cat-man-du of Amarillo was named winner of the Jim Henson Top Small Business Award.

Cattle Baron's Ball

photos by Jeff Harbin, Life of Riley Photography - 2009-12-28 14:17:09

The Amarillo branch of the American Cancer Society hosted the Cattle Baron’s Ball on November 7th. The event was held at the Azteca Music Hall where guests enjoyed live music from Sawyer Brown along with a Cajun steak dinner. Several door prizes were awarded, including a trip to see Jay Leno in Burbank, California. Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the U.S. exceeded only by heart disease. The money raised from the event will fund research and give help to cancer patients.

Veteran's Day Parade

photos by Jeff Harbin, Life of Riley Photography - 2009-12-28 14:14:47

The 17th annual Amarillo Veteran’s Day Parade was celebrated on November 7th to honor all who have served and sacrificed. The parade was held on Polk Street. The theme for this year’s 83 participating floats was “Honoring All Who Served.” A “Welcome Home” hamburger cookout and a trophy ceremony for winning floats were held right after the parade at the Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center. The official observance for Veterans Day was on Wednesday November 11, 2009.

Inaugural Membership Tea for the Champions of Breast Health

- 2009-11-20 12:02:51

This first meeting was held Thursday, November 5th at the home of Claudette Dove. The Champions of Breast Health is a group of breast cancer survivors and other women who are interested in funding projects of the Amarillo Area Breast Health Coalition. The inaugural event raised $15,000.

Texas Hunt Dinner and Auction

Photos by Donna Alexander - 2009-11-20 11:48:40

The Annual Texas Hunt Dinner and Auction hosted by Friends of the Amarillo Botanical Gardens was held on November 7th at the home of Jamie and Bobby Mansfield. The guests enjoyed a gourmet dinner of Texas beef tenderloin, quail and other wild game along with live music from Ed Montana. The proceeds from the event will benefit the operations of the Amarillo Botanical Gardens.
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