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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Luncheon Week

This is it! The big week!  It is finally here...the always fabulous Heart of Dixie Readers Luncheon is this Saturday at the Von Braun Civic Center in Huntsville.  This year it has been very tough to bring the luncheon to fruition, even Mother Nature seemed to be out to get us. 

As most of you know our chapter recently suffered the loss of a charter member and a true pillar of our chapter with the sudden, heart wrenching passing of Beverly Barton.  She was such a supporter and encourager that she is greatly missed and many of us feel going into the luncheon that the absence of her sparkling personality will leave a huge hole that no one will ever be able to fill in our hearts.  That said, she loved the Heart of Dixie Chapter and I believe that she would be proud of the fact that we were able to carry on our traditions gracefully no matter what the adversity, especially if we could devise a way to do so wearing tiaras.

The Luncheon Committee has been headed up by our own Katherine Bone and her co-chair has been our Cheryl Crisona.   They have done a fantastic job getting the luncheon rescheduled and getting everything put back together. It has been a lot like trying to get Humpty Dumpty back together again but they have done it and done it well!  LeaAnn Schafer and Danniele Worsham have done a wonderful job on getting the publicity taken care of and as always Danniele has been the Raffle Basket Goddess!  We are going to have tons of fun, tons of door prizes, and even more than tons of raffle baskets!  It is really going to be a great event! 

All of us here under the Tulip tree will be away from our computers off and on for the rest of the weekend.
I know that many of you are planning on attending the Luncheon and we look forward to seeing you there.

Have you ever attended the Heart of Dixie Reader's Luncheon?
If so what is your favorite part?  If not, what keeps you away?


  1. I have been to 1 luncheon and totally loved it. I couldn't go one year because my darling teen had recitals, but this year I am able to go again. I love seeing all my writing friends and being part of such a wonderful group. And I love the keynote speaker who always inspires me. And most of all I love how we support the literacy cause with the raffles for the baskets. I'll be tossing my tickets into the ring.

    Thanks for organizing this luncheon to all who are involved. I know it is hard work and appreciate all your time. Oh, and thanks for reminding me that I still have to buy my tiara!

  2. Stephanie, what a great ode to the luncheon!

    You know me... I LOVE me some luncheon fun! ;)

  3. I've been to 3 luncheons. I love to hear authors speak.

    I have nothing else to say. I am dry. I've been running luncheon errands all day and 4,000 degrees outside.

    Looking forward to big fun!

  4. Kathy, I know you love the luncheon and ALL the fun around it!!

    Jean, sorry it is so hot. I am looking forward to fun too!