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Attendees walked the red carpet into the Clubhouse. Photo by Lisa Phlegar
Attendees walked the red carpet into the Clubhouse. Photo by Lisa Phlegar

By Mary Linda Boling
Lake Quivira celebrated New Year’s Eve this year by “Painting the Town RED.” Months of planning and a tremendous collaborative effort by the staff and House Committee culminated in a great party to welcome in 2018. Thank you to all who helped:
The delivery of the invitation (Bruce Rimbo and Bill Eckinger)
Photographic help on the invitation (Eric Johnson and Ron Bower)
The Quiviran article (Anne Simms)
Music selections for the band (Dianne Fowler and Jeanne McGrath)

Raspberry martinis were served in red lighted martini glasses. Photo by Lisa Phlegar
Raspberry martinis were served in red lighted martini glasses. Photo by Lisa Phlegar

Special martinis with lighted red glasses (Bryan Albers)
Photography Club “RED” slide show (Linda Segebrecht)
Artful flower arrangements with big red feathers (Sherry Metcalf)
Communications and all kinds of help (Lisa Phelgar)
Red carpet, red up-lights, red rose napkins, beautifully printed menus and every detail imaginable (Shannon Brown)
Excellent service — all night! (Ashley Walz and her staff)
Beautiful room set-up (Richard Borchers)
One hundred red lanterns hung from the ceiling (Gary Anderson and his crew)
Amazing Food – those quail egg and candied bacon appetizers were unbelievably delicious! (Chef Michael and his staff )
Lovely piano bar music in the Great Room (Suzanne Hern)
Great dancing music for one and all (The Suburbans).
And our biggest cheerleader (Geary Goss)
It takes a village of volunteers and a talented and dedicated staff to make a special evening that was so thoroughly enjoyed by those who attended…Here’s what a few people said:
“Everything was perfectly executed from the red carpet candlelit walkway to the chicken/waffles/black eyed pea midnight buffet. The food was delicious, the service was excellent, and the decor was terrific, right down to the red martini glasses. The band made sure everyone had a blast and indeed, the dance floor was full most of the night. To top the night off, we met 6 new friends at our table. We will make this an annual tradition! Thank you to Geary, Chef, and the entire staff who created such a memorable evening.” ~Robin Scholfield and Taylor Pruitt
“The LQ NYE party was a great way to ring in 2018 with our close friends & neighbors. The appetizers and dinner prepared by chef Michael were phenomenal. With the Suburbans cranking out the tunes, we danced into the wee hours of the New Year!!” ~Robin and Mark Kistler
“The New Year’s Eve party was a classy event starting with the red carpet entry, piano bar, festive setting, lighting, and touches of red in the ballroom, along with fantastic food and drink. Kent and I danced and danced along with everyone who attended to some of our favorite tunes played by the Suburbans. Thank you to the staff and committee who put this event on!!” ~Gayle Best
“And the food!…once again, Chef Michael did not disappoint. Always a fun New Year’s Eve with great friends, dancing the night away.” ~Lisa Coffman
Mark your calendars now for New Year’s Eve 2018. Plans are already underway for another great event!

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