The Valley Line: Fun at theTofR Happy Hour

It has been pretty darn muggy around here lately. It felt more like being in the state of Virginia than California. The weather people promise that it will get better — I certainly hope so.


The expansive and beautiful backyard of Judy and Vince Dundee was the venue for the LCF Tournament of Roses Association’s June Happy Hour.

It was a lovely summer evening when nearly 100 floaters gathered under the stately oak trees to talk about summer vacation plans and news of the day. Of course, there was talk about this year’s float, “If Pigs Could Fly.” If you haven’t seen the rendering of what our float will look like, take a peek at the website — I think it is adorable.

Food always is an important element of these happy hours and the serving tables were laden with delicious appetizers and desserts. Volunteer bartenders for the evening set up their own watering hole near the swimming pool. They mixed up everyone’s favorite cocktail just for the asking.

Among those sampling the goodies and sharing summer news were Penelope Verner, Barbara and Leon Arnold, Sharlyn French, Diane and John Landrum, Tom Mitchell, Sue Beatty, Jenny Pass, Joyce Ruygrok, Norma Jean and Dale Zuelow, Roberta and Len Stimpson, Noel Wills, Harriett and Chuck Hughes, Harriet Hammons, Pat and Lyle Wroan, Pat and Otis Hutchins, Gloria Phillips, Ginger Dennis, JoAnn and Gil McCoy, Joan and Don Williams, Doris Horwith, Malak Peterman, Alison Tysen, John Tyson, Becky Gelhaar, Barbara Dennerline, Fran Evans, Jim Kambe, Sherrill Carbonetti, Claire Slaughter, Trisch and Ron Diaz, David Granish and Marilyn B. Wright.

Also enjoying the evening were Joey and Dave Mitchell, Bobbie and Clyde Hemphill, Dick Grippi, Caroline Craven, Liz Craven, Darleen and Joel Peterson, Ruth and Charlie Plowman, Art Johnson, Pamela and Bud Carney, Evie and Dick Barley, Lynne and Joe Thompson, Jean and Don Spomer, Kevan Moezzi, Dorothy and Bob Lyans, Gloria and Terry Beyer, Joyce and Bob Covey, Gloria and Stewart Lee, Kate and Chuck Terhune, Mary and Duane Batenhorst, Gigi and Mark Ying, Nancy Neilson, Pam Griffith, Irene and Carl Christenson, Adele Hillyer, Nancy Thurston, Carol and Bill Imbriale, Will Hillyer, Elysa and Steve Del Guercio, Pat Anderson, Pat Foltyn and Susan Skiffington.

Mark your calendars now: The next Happy Hour will be at the home of Meredith and Tom Reynolds, 4389 Chevy Chase, from 6 to 8 p.m. on the evening of Friday, July 22. Association members graciously open their homes for these get-togethers and everyone over 18 is welcome to attend — just bring an appetizer to share and buy your beverage of choice at a minimal charge.

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