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Santa in the Summer

photos by Donna Alexander - 2010-09-23 10:00:14

The Eveline Rivers Christmas Project hosted Santa in the Summer on August 28th. The event, a fundraiser for the project, featured music by Insufficient Funds and dinner by Coors Cowboy Club along with a silent auction.
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National MS Society's Dinner of Champions

photos by Donna Alexander - 2010-09-23 09:58:01

On August 12th, the National MS Society’s Dinner of Champions honored Mr. Jerry Hodge at the Amarillo Civic Center. Guests offered toasts and roasts of Mr. Hodge. The annual event raises proceeds for the National MS Society.
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Higher Focus 2010

photos by Jeff Harbin, Life of Riley Photography - 2010-09-23 09:54:36

John Stiff Memorial Park was the site of Higher Focus 2010 on August 28th. The event started with a 10-mile bicycle ride and also included a 5K run/walk, inspirational speakers, food and drink vendors, and live music.
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Center City Block Party

photos by Donna Alexander - 2010-09-23 09:51:33

Center City hosted its annual Block Party on August 21st. The event stretched for several blocks along Polk Street and featured plenty of food and live entertainment from local musicians including Lacey Brown, Andy Chase, Mike Fuller, Just Two Guys, Insufficient Funds and Ray Wilson and The Texas Heat.
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Celebrating Business Excellence Awards Banquet

photos by Donna Alexander - 2010-09-23 09:48:11

The Amarillo Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual banquet on August 26th to honor the recipients of the Top 20 Under 40 and Top Small Business awards. The event was catered by Macaroni Joes and Party Stop, Inc. provided complementary wine for guests.
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Lone Star Ballet Summer Intensive

photos Donna Alexander - 2010-09-01 13:44:18

On July 24th, the Lone Star Dance Academy hosted its Summer Intensive 2010 Performance in the Park. The Lone Star Ballet provided a family cook-out as the community watched the academy’s end-of-summer performances. A cool-down from the rain added to an evening of pure entertainment.
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WOWW Wine Tasting

photos by Donna Alexander - 2010-09-01 11:12:28

The first annual pow’ WOWW wine tasting was held at the Galleries at Sunset Center on July 22nd. The Window on a Wider World organization (WOWW) is an educational program, part of the Amarillo Globe News Center that works with Panhandle students to broaden their arts, sciences and cultural experiences. Guests enjoyed an art-filled evening of wines and hors d’ oeuvres from Macaroni Joes while supporting Panhandle education.
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Ragin' Cajun Golf Tournament

photos by Donna Alexander - 2010-09-01 11:07:37

On July 24th Palo Duro Creek Golf Club held its first annual Ragin’ Cajun Classic Golf Tournament. Proceeds from the four-person scramble benefitted the local branch of Special Olympics Texas. The event included a gumbo and catfish dinner, an all-day putting contest and prizes that were awarded throughout the day.
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Harley Party

photos by Donna Alexander - 2010-09-01 11:02:52

On July 31st, Family Support Services sponsored their 16th annual Harley Party fundraising event. Proceeds from this event benefitted families and individuals throughout the Panhandle area. The community enjoyed a food-filled, entertaining evening downtown including live music from Three Ring Circus and the Buster Bledsoe Band, a drawing held for a limited-edition Harley Davidson motorcycle and their signature pork fajitas.
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The Sweet Science of Chocolate

photos by Donna Alexander - 2010-09-01 10:59:05

On July 30th the Don Harrington Discovery Center hosted its second Discover after Dark event. “The Sweet Science of Chocolate featured Schokolad’s DeRima Johnson who gave the community a closer look into the process of making chocolate, from its history to its first stage of life as a bean. This tasty evening included live music, entertainment, chocolate fondue, chocolate cocktails and wine.
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