With drinks in hand (some with a drink
in each hand), people began milling about chatting with others and
greeting people they rarely get a chance to see. Others gathered in
groups and relaxed with their drinks in the comfortable chairs in the
drawing rooms. When 5:30 rolled around, the two big rooms started to
fill up rapidly. Soon, there were about eighty people wandering about,
chatting with old friends and some even meeting new friends or
potential.... Oops! Well, we wonít go there....
But why tell you about the cocktail hour when you can check out some of
the celebrities for yourself?
Smile for the Camera!
As you can see in the background of these pictures and those on the
previous page, the surroundings were comfortable and well appointed.
Itís always a great environment for our banquet, an event everybody
looks forward to each year. But donít get too comfortable. Itís almost
time for dinner.