Monday, February 15, 2016


Frank, myself, our nephew Joel and his lovely girlfriend Eryn
Well red
After months of planning and
preparation, we dined, drank,
danced, and then went home.
Last Saturday night ninety six
Lewistown lovers gathered at
the Yogo Inn for the first ever
Paint The Town Red Gala. The
evening was a success. Not only
did the Lewistown Downtown
Association raise needed funds,
everyone shared their love for
this special place we call home.
See you next year!
From the very start, this party was different.
Guests entered the Sapphire Room via a red carpet
and hallway swathed in red fabric.
Upon entering the room one saw a sea of winter white branches.
The chandeliers bulbs and spots glowed red.
Hence everyone literally looked fabulous!
Hung upon the boughs were strands
of crystal jewels and mercury glass votives.
Above the dance floor was a glowing canopy of curtains and flickering lanterns.
All of this due to the vision and creativity of Rene Hartford - 
Party Planner and owner of Personal Touch Occasions.
The ladies were dressed to the nines as were their squires.
Friends and neighbors joined together to celebrate our downtown.

Special thanks to the Yogo Inn for serving
a gourmet feast with finesse!
The Charlie Dennison Band serenaded the guests.
Soon everyone was on the dance floor...
The night blossomed... as the band played on...
Soon the night was over.
And by the next morning, everyone still felt the love.

It takes a village or... a small army.
Thanks to all who helped during the process.
Especially to my Gala Co-Chair Jennifer Pfau (on my right) your left)
who inspired me on a daily basis throughout the process.
And to Chris Coller (on my left, your right)
Chair of the Lewistown Downtown Association
for her wisdom, patience, and encouragement.