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Sticky Wickets

photos by Donna Alexander - 2010-07-08 13:46:48

On June 19th, the Amarillo Botanical Gardens hosted its first annual regulation Croquet Tournament benefitting the Gardens. Organized by “Croquet Your Way,” the Sticky Wickets croquet tournament featured 21 teams that battled the heat and each other to earn first place along with awards for best dressed player, guest and referee. Guests enjoyed catering provided by OHMS, live music by The Martinis, and refreshments provided by Budweiser and the Party Stop. Decorations were provided by Parie Designs.

Partners in Palo Duro Gala

photos by Jeff Harbin, Life of Riley Photography - 2010-07-02 09:50:22

The annual Partners in Palo Duro Gala took place on May 15th at the Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Food and entertainment were provided to promote membership in the Partners in Palo Duro Foundation. All proceeds benefit Palo Duro Canyon State Park.


photos by Ashley Grossman - 2010-07-02 09:28:32

More than 200 dogs and their owners attended the 2010 Annual Muttfest on May 16th at Memorial Park. The event, which holds a silent auction, raises money to support the Amarillo chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Guests enjoyed lots of food and canine entertainment along with live music.

Homer’s Backyard Ball

photos by Jeff Harbin, Life of Riley Photography - 2010-07-02 09:24:59

The annual Homer’s Backyard Ball, benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Texas Plains, took place on May 15th at I-40 East and Whitaker Road. Guests enjoyed barbeque, calf fries and entertainment by the Tommy Gallagher Band. Select guests also participated in the State-recognized “Homeritaville” Barbeque Cook Off.

Hispanic Chamber Fajita Fiesta

photos by Ashley Grossman - 2010-07-02 09:21:47

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosted its 1st annual Fajita Fiesta on May 1st in Center City. Guests were served up hundreds of pounds of meat by several area restaurants and businesses. Proceeds from the event will fund scholarships and future chamber development projects.

The Golden Nail Awards

photos by Ashley Grossman - 2010-07-02 09:19:10

The Amarillo Chamber of Commerce’s art committee hosted its 28th annual Golden Nail Awards Gala on May 22nd at the Amarillo Civic Center. The GNAs honor area people and organizations for their financial, in-kind and volunteer contributions to the fine arts in Amarillo and the Panhandle. Guests enjoyed dinner catered by the Ambassador Hotel and entertainment by the Jim Laughlin Jazz Quartet.

Partners in Education

photos by Donna Alexander - 2010-07-01 09:59:29

The annual Partners in Education banquet, hosted by AISD, took place at the Amarillo Civic Center on April 13th. The event is held every year to recognize businesses and individuals who support the school district.

Job Fair

photos by Jeff Harbin, Life of Riley Photography - 2010-07-01 09:55:01

On April 13th, the spring job fair, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, was held at the Amarillo Civic Center. There were booths from a variety of local companies ranging form food service and sales, to medical and agriculture.

Hope Festival

photos by Jeff Harbin, Life of Riley Photography - 2010-07-01 09:51:03

On April 9th, Sharing Hope Ministries hosted their annual Hope Fest in the Civic Center Grand Plaza. There were silent auctions and catering by OHMS. Sharing Hope Ministries reaches 28 states.

Best of Texas Luncheon

photos by Donna Alexander - 2010-07-01 09:46:20

The annual Best of Texas luncheon was held at the Rex Baxter Building on the Tri-State Fairgrounds on April 23rd. The featured speaker was Jill Connor Browne of “Sweet Potato Queen” fame. Guests participated in a silent auction and a hat auction that featured a crown worn by Jill Connor Browne. Proceeds from the luncheon are used to fund projects of the Amarillo Junior League.
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