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Recycled Art Opening

Photos by Donna Alexander - 2010-11-19 10:50:14

The opening night of Amarillo’s first Recycle Art Festival was held on September 10th at the Amarillo Museum of Art. All entries used a minimum of 75 percent recycled products and every participant donated one item to benefit the museum’s art programs.

A Night in Casablanca

Photos by Donna Alexander - 2010-11-19 10:48:13

A Night in CASAblanca was held at the home of Lawrence and Sharon Oeschger on September 10th. The event was hosted by Amarillo Area CASA as their annual fundraising event. There were plenty of hors d’oeuves, gambling tables and music provided by renowned saxophonist, Rusty Johnson.

Lips! The Greatest Hits

Photos by Ashley Grossman - 2010-11-19 10:46:15

Opportunity School held their annual “Lips!” event on October 7th in the Amarillo Civic Center Grand Plaza. The event gives community volunteers and local celebrities the chance to show off their “singing skills” by lip-synching to music from their favorite stars. The event included live and silent auctions, dinner and the show.

United Way Kick-Off Luncheon

photos by Donna Alexander - 2010-09-23 10:02:39

The United Way of Amarillo and Canyon celebrated the launch of its 2011 fundraising campaign with their annual Kick-Off luncheon on September 1st. The luncheon was held at the Amarillo Civic Center Heritage Ballroom with more than 700 attendees.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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