The weekend weather did not dampen Kentucky politics. â€œBeeâ€ and Ed Smith held their annual politically themed â€œhollering matchâ€ at their home near Eastwood.
The Smiths have been having this party the weekend before election every year. It does not matter if the race is for president or for dog catcher. The bets are high and so are the attendees.
The guest list was varied and included Roy and Lilac Watkins, Sue-Carol and Billy Smith, Eulie and Vestus Smith, Cloradee and Ralph Brown, â€œGooberâ€ Roederer and his friend Frannie who came in from Eminence. Dozens of Smiths and their in-laws were there to liven up the evening.
The German lieder band â€œThe Bratsâ€ came out from Schnitzelberg and played â€˜til midnite (or â€˜til they thought it was midnight as they were all â€œover-servedâ€).
It was good old electioneerinâ€™ food. Boots Gerlach killed and roasted a pig and there were plenty of salads to go with the barbeque plus that good old St. Matthews staple, turtle soup!
Those who made it home safely are already planning the next big get-together. It will be after the winter weather breaks and will be an old fashioned Easter Egg hunt after church. The refreshments will include Lou Ellen Williamsâ€™ famous Bourbon Slushies.
The Womanâ€™s Club of Louisville is having a Holiday Extravaganza! The Extravaganza will take the place of the long-running Holiday Bazaar and will benefit the Heuser Hearing Institute as usual, and for the first time the Salvation Army.
This year the Club is working with The Salvation Armyâ€™s Culinary Training Program. The Army has enlisted the assistance of two great chefs in Louisville to act as mentors. Chef Agostino Gabriele from Vincenzoâ€™s and Chef Geoffrey Heyde from the Village Anchor will offer guidance to the chefs in training. Chief chef for the Salvation Army is ChefÂ Jackson Hodges.
Chef Hodges was in the training program at the Army and did so well that he was offered a full scholarship by Al Sullivan, Chancellor of Sullivan University.
Also involved in this amazing event are eight up-scale vendors selling services and goods during the evening. They are: Architype Gallery â€“ fine, unique, handcrafted handbags; Cellar Door Chocolates â€“ handcrafted, gourmet confections; Jenkins Eliason Interiors â€“ unique interior design service and exquisite home furnishings; Daffodils Fine Stationary and Gifts â€“ fabulous invitations, announcements, stationary and more; Yudofsky Furriers â€“ the finest in furs and unique accessories; Summer Eliason Jewelry-fashionable, handmade jewelry; Moss Hill Bath & Body collection â€“ handmade soaps, lotions and more; Massage Envy Spa â€“ treat yourself to a customized massage. And a special treat, all the way from New York, Ming Wang, known for seamlessly integrating effortless dressing and chic style (sold only in finer stores).
Tickets are $50 each or $60 at the door. The date is Wednesday, Nov. 7, at The Womanâ€™s Club at 1320 S. Fourth St. There will be a wine and cheese reception from 5 to 6 p.m. and food tasting from 6 to 9.
Proceeds will benefit Heuser Hearing & Language Academy and the Salvation Army Culinary Training Program. To purchase tickets or for information call 502.664.7075.