The Spirit of Giving

By Carla Sue Broecker

Some of the Butterflies in Motion committee members – L to R Shannon Kisselbaugh, Debbie Woods. Kristi Crenshaw, Kassi Cawood, Deborah Greenwald, Libby Parkinson, Brett Bachmann, Jeannie Livesay, Suzanne Moeller, Kelli Hanna-Carroll. Others not photographed: Von Purdy, Julie Rakowski, Mary Stone, Lindy Street, Rosemary Kirkwood and Beckie Ennis.


Each year a group of Louisville designers of jewelry and wearable art for “Dynamic Women” that call themselves Quattra, get together for a showing of their work at the Louisville Boat Club. Their objective is to have happy customers selecting unusual and gorgeous works of art with some of the proceeds benefiting Heuser Hearing & Language Academy. Last week they did it all in spades and anyone who missed the show missed a good one. The Quattra members are Lesley Rahner Ewald, Roxy Lentz, Sharon Major, Lona Northener, Denise Coonley, Lois Stickler and Suzanne Spencer. The pictures speak to their work more than words can.


Libby Parkinson, co-chair of the Butterflies In Motion luncheon benefiting Heuser, hosted a wrap-up meeting with the committee at the Louisville Country Club. The big news was that the event netted $175,000! They also announced that the date of next year’s luncheon will be on Thursday, October 18.


Our Louisville culinary stars are hard at work making “to die for” cookies for you. Les Dames d’Escoffier Kentucky (LDEIKY) are hosting their third annual holiday bake sale at Ramsi’s Café on the World on December 2. These sweet and savory treats will be sold from 1 to 5 p.m. or until sold out! 

A variety of festive treats will be available for purchase including homemade cookies, breads, cakes, cupcakes, muffins, scones, pies and much more from local celebrated chefs, skilled bakers and LDEIKY members. Shoppers can start their holiday shopping at the bake sale and then join in the season’s festivities at Bardstown Road Aglow. Baked goods will be priced at $6 and up, and all proceeds will benefit LDEIKY’s scholarship fund.

Proceeds from last year’s bake sale funded scholarships totaling $5,000 for two Sullivan University graduates. LDEIKY hopes to raise even more money this year. In previous years, the baked treats sold out in the first few hours, so come down early for the best selection.

Students from the National Center for Hospitality Studies at Sullivan University will collect and package all of the donated goods. The roster of donations includes local chefs, skilled home bakers and culinary celebrities from such restaurants as Brasserie Provence, Decca, 8UP, Anoosh Bistro, Cake Flour and The Bakery at Sullivan University.

Les Dames d’Escoffier International is the only organization of its kind: a worldwide philanthropic society of professional women in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality. The invitation-only membership is highly diversified and reflects the multi-faceted fields of contemporary gastronomy and hospitality. The organization includes more than 2,011 members in 36 chapters worldwide, all of whom are committed to improving the lives of women by providing leadership, educational opportunities and hosting philanthropic events within the communities they serve. VT