Shelby About Town
We're naming names in this New Year's rhyming game: Check out the notableplayers of 2011
We've wined and we've dined and we've partied all year,
Having a ball and spreading good cheer.
So before we offer our final adieu
To the year that is ending, making way for the new,
We pause in our rush to embrace 2012
As into the past we merrily delve.
In 2011, the galas were many.
Surely, we went to them all, if to any.
And who did we see as we covered the scene?
The Alley Theatre's Jane Gladden and Dean.
Patrick Summers, C.C. Conner, Stanton Welch, Perryn Leech
The gents of the arts were there within reach.
Margaret Williams, Lynn Wyatt, Rose Cullen, Donna Bruni.
The divas stepped out in Chanel and Fortuny.
The guys in their tuxes were ever so handsome:
David Dewhurst, Steve Adger, Mr. Lummis as in Ransom.
Andrew Echols, Don Mafrige, Scott McClelland, Joe Pyne,
Steven Owsley, Kevin Kushner, Rob Jackson, Martin Fein.
The ladies were lovely in their high-fashion frocks
Sarah Simon, Lucinda Loya, Janet Gurwitch, Cathy Brock.
Franci Crane, Martha Long, Cortney Cole, Alex Knight,
Deborah Duncan, Dominique Sachse and Pamela Wright.
Let's not overlook the partying throng
That seems to have stamina the whole night long.
Neal Hamil, Elizabeth Petersen, Mark Sullivan and Cerón,
Melissa and Michael Mithoff, this list goes on.
John Thrash, Tod Eason and Gregory Fourticq,
Randy Powers, Bill Caudill — they can party all week.
And what about the talents who made the nights soar?
Richard Flowers, Kirksey Gregg, Darryl Murchison and more.
Jackson Hicks, Milton Townsend, Scott Murphy, Gary Mercer,
Elizabeth Swift, Barbara McKnight, Elizabeth Stone, Karen Lerner.
The dandies and divas that keep the city humming
Are reported right here and the stories keep coming.
We cover the scene like the sweet morning dew,
Keep reading and you might find your name in this crew.
Bill Arning, Mia Gradney, Kelli Blanton and Eddy,
Nidhika Mehta, Poppi Massey, Laurie Dykoski and Teddy.
Marshal Lightman, Judy Nyquist, Reggie Smith and Leigh,
Joe Havel, Heidi Gerger, Dean and Catherine Giuffre.
Checking through our party photos of the year gone past,
We found great memories of events that were a blast.
And who were the troops that helped it all happen?
James Sivco, Jared Lang, Vicki Rizzo, James Glassman,
David Peck, Elaine Turner and Miya Shay,
Carrie Carson, Michael Coppens and Alton LaDay.
We love all our partying pals on the go
And those who keeping rolling along with the flow.
Good tidings Nancy Gordon, John Andell, Caroline Kenney,
Rosemarie and Matt Johnson, there just are so many.
To name all the players would take quite some time
So here's the final few from this long list of mine.
Mark Wallace, Rachel Regan, Murry and Karen Penner,
Zack Fertitta, Susan Vick. And, yes, each is a winner.