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Gatherings: Fun floats and festive gatherings

December 30, 2010
(Courtesy La Canada…)

'Floaters' turn out for final party of year

The LCF Tournament of Roses Association's annual Happy Hour "Under the Bridge" Sunday night was festive as usual, with more than 65 enthusiastic supporters viewing the float before its "flowering" during Deco Week.

While the evening was crisp, the appetizers were hearty and Christmas cheer kept the crowd warm as they sipped and munched, chatted about their holidays, shopped at Floatique and speculated about the weather for the much-anticipated Rose Parade.

Thursday Club hosts Christmas gathering

The La Cañada Thursday Club rang in the holiday season with a festive Christmas party attended by nearly 150 members, spouses and guests. The progressive-style party began with cocktails and hors 'oeuvres at the spectacularly decorated home of Nancy and Bob Wagner. The Wagners' holiday décor is legendary and it served as the perfect backdrop for the Club's Christmas party.

After cocktails, the party continued at the club's facility on Woodleigh Lane, where a delicious three-course dinner was served. Guests were entertained by a troupe of Victorian carolers who strolled throughout the clubhouse singing Christmas songs.

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Sue Tutt was the event chairperson. Committee members included Judy Cooper, Dotty Greenawalt, Martha Moore, Jody Platisa, Eunice Van Valkenburgh and Nancy Wagner.

Those attending were Bev and Doug Albright, Peg and Bill Barber, Sue Beatty, Louise and Bob Beggs, Joanne and Les Bruckner, Val and Cab Burgess, Shirley and Jack Callahan, Taylor and Jim Carbonetti, Gale and Tom Caswell, Club President Judy Cooper and her husband Peter Cooper, Linda and Scott Deacon, Trish and Ron Diaz, Orchid Donnelly and George Stevenson, Sunny Dunlap, Angelica and Stephan Edelbrock, Dorothy and Al Ertel, Dee Fisher and Mark Martinez, Virginia and Eric Ford, Nancy and Ludwig Fraines, Gracella Gibbs and Gene Wilcott, Joanne Gilson, Vera and Garth Gragg, Dotty Greenawalt, Nancy and Richard Grippi, Jocelyn Hanson and David Queen, Bobbie and Clyde Hemphill, Mary Hennessy, Jacky Hollingsworth, Pat and Otis Hutchins, Diane Johnson, Jo Jardon, Lee and Merv Johnson, Elaine Kaiser, Evelyn and Bernie Kaufman, Jeanie and Terry Kay, and Aline and Paul Kuhnle.

Also in attendance were Evelyn Leflang, Tracy and Jeff Leising, Kathy Leonard, Trudy Lucy, Denise and David Mann, Rose and Don Manning, Cyndy and Marty Mayer, Corkie and Dave MacPherson, Mark Miller, Dave Moffett, Martha and Bob Moore, Penny Norman, Linda and Stan Pebsworth, Marilynn Pixler, Jody and George Platisa, Joani Bartoli Porto and Carmen Porto, Roberta Raffaelli, Sharon and Steve Wagner, Barbara Robison, Jose Rosell, Pat Ryburn, Barbara and Wayne Saunders, Audry Schaub, Barbara Self and Walter Lewis, Betty Sheridan, Marla and Trey Thornton, Nancy Thurston, Peggy Touchstone and Jim Phillips, Jacquie Townsend, Alma Tycer, Sue and Jerry Tutt, Eunice and Lynne Van Valkenburgh, Nancy and Bob Wagner and Nancy Wyman.

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