The Nurture Committee of the Blanco United Methodist Church, with the help and guidance of Shirley Cage, hosted a wonderfully successful Salad Luncheon and Style Show on Saturday, June 25. Members of the Nurture Committee are Judy Carmichael, Karen Knutson, Florine Lord, Reva Mobley, Margaret Busch, Edythe Knox, Doris Rose, and Gwen Michal, Chair. Shirley participated in the planning of the first Luncheon Style Show held in 1997 and had remarkably saved her notes and recipes which were invaluable in the planning of this event.
Shirley, Margaret, Karen, and Judy were responsible for transforming the church fellowship hall into a beautiful room. The tables were covered with pink square tablecloths over white round tablecloths, and the centerpieces consisted of wonderful hats from the past, colorful scarves, gloves, beads, and paper dolls of movie stars from the 40s and 50s dressed in formal attire. Reva donated her plants, and several other people donated items to complete the lovely room.
Doris Rose, Judy Carmichael, Reva Mobley, Florine Lord, and Edythe Knox were in charge of the food. Jill Bratton headed up the plating of the food, and Doris’ granddaughter Jessica, June Baird, and Cerise Spivey assisted her.
Some of the men from the church participated as servers. Ken Greene, pastor of BUMC, Keith Michal, Terry Carmichael, Randy Busch, Richard Standifer, and Frank LeBlanc served drinks, meals, and desserts, and then bused the tables. They also washed the dishes, which was a huge help.
Clothes from Liz’s On the Square in Blanco, Bealls from Fredericksburg, and Dovetails in Wimberley were modeled by Shirley Cage, Charlotte Wheeler of Kingsland (Gwen’s mother), Peggy Armstrong, Andy Chidester, Cydney Schwarzlose, Brenda Matheny, Candi Kane, Curt Knutson, and June Hensley, as well as June’s granddaughter, Morgan LeBlanc, and her grandson, Mason LeBlanc. Shirley also modeled clothes she bought at the Good Samaritan Center, which was a recipient of some of the money raised, along with the BUMC Scholarship Fund and Lunches of Love, a mobile food service for homebound residents in our area.
There were also approximately 25 door prizes given away. Many thanks to everyone who donated door prizes or helped in any way, including babysitting by Christina Cortez. We deeply appreciate it.