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Khiva Shriners Ball

photos by Donna Alexander - 2011-02-09 13:38:04

Around 225 people attended the Khiva Shriners’ Potentate’s Ball on January 29 at the Khiva Shrine Center. Family, friends and Khiva nobility celebrated the incoming Potentate, Glenn Pate, at the annual event. The 2011 board members, appointed officers and past potentates were also introduced.

High Plains Weddings Show

photos by Donna Alexander - 2011-02-09 13:32:01

High Plains Weddings hosted its 28th annual Spring Bridal Show on January 9 at the Amarillo Civic Center. Guests had the opportunity to consult with wedding-related businesses and services, such as photographers, florists and caterers to help plain their weddings. A silent auction, which benefited the High Plains Marriage and Family Coalition, was also held.

Amarillo Opera Christmas Open House

photos by Donna Alexander - 2011-01-13 10:26:24

The Amarillo Opera held its Christmas Open House December 9 at the home of Larry and Sharon Oeschger. Friends and members of the Opera attended.

Panhandle Plains Historical Museum Christmas Open House

photos by Donna Alexander - 2011-01-13 10:11:05

PPHM teamed up with High Plains Food Bank on December 3-4 to help those in need in the Panhandle region. Guests were required to bring at least one can of food to the Christmas Open House. Volunteers dressed in period clothing and handed out cookies to guests. Children participated in holiday-themed arts and crafts activities, such as making reindeer antlers and ornaments. Cookie and Gingerbread house decorating demonstrations, adult origami, storytelling and musical entertainment were also offered.

Breakfast with Santa

photos by Donna Alexander - 2011-01-13 09:38:33

The Don Harrington Discovery Center sponsored Breakfast with Santa on December 11. In addition to eating breakfast and having their portrait taken with Santa, parents and children listened to Christmas carolers and participated in arts and crafts. Guests were able to view the Center’s exhibits and demonstrations including North Pole Activities, Space Theater Holiday Light Show and the Science of Ice.

Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Women’s Christmas Luncheon

photos by Donna Alexander - 2010-12-28 12:00:00

The Amarillo Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Women’s Christmas Luncheon on December 6 at the Amarillo Club located in the Chase Tower. The event benefited Martha’s Home, a local women’s shelter. The Chamber also announced its Businesswoman of the Year, Amy Henderson.

United Way Victory Luncheon

photos by Jeff Harbin, Life of Riley Photography - 2010-12-16 10:27:29

The United Way hosted their annual Victory Luncheon in the Amarillo Civic Center Heritage Room on November 18. The event revealed the total amount of funds raised in the last year which surpassed the goal by more than $100,000. Award winners for this year’s campaign were recognized, and this year’s giveaway was a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro.

Community Prayer Breakfast

photos by Donna Alexander - 2010-12-16 10:17:22

The annual Community Prayer Breakfast was held November 23 in the Amarillo Civic Center North Exhibit Hall. The event brought many members of the community together to pray and give spiritual support to one another. The program included inspirational music from local musicians and choirs, personal statements of faith and a speech by Dr. Jerry White, chairman of the U.S. Board of Directors of The Navigators.

Polk Street United Methodist Church Reunion Celebration

photos by Jeff Harbin, Life of Riley Photography - 2010-12-16 10:10:09

The Polk Street United Methodist Church held a reunion celebration November 22 in the Amarillo Civic Center Grand Plaza. The event celebrated the congregation growth and highlighted the church’s goal for a new Christian Life Center. It was catered by Becky McKinley and entertainment was provided by Psalm IV.

Nutcracker Ball

photos by Jeff Harbin, Life of Riley Photography - 2010-12-16 10:01:36

The Lone Star Ballet Guild held its annual Nutcracker Snow Ball on November 20 in the Amarillo Civic Center Heritage Room. The evening included dining and dancing, live and silent auctions, and the presentation of this year’s ushers and usherettes. For the children in attendance, there was also a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
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