Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Ladies who Lunch

The ladies of the Knoxville Symphony League do more than lunch--the 300+ member group raises over $200,00 annually for the Knoxville Symphony. At their annual spring luncheon today at Cherokee Country Club, they presented a check for $165,000 to Maestro Lucas Richman, recognized outgoing board members and welcomed new ones, presented some awards--and, of course, had lunch.

The tables were very pretty, featuring French blue in honor of Francophile Angela Pugh, the outgoing league president. Every table was centered with a blue watering can filled with colorful carnations.

I ate every bite of the strawberry salad.

David Pinckney, one of Knoxville's best chefs, is responsible for the delicious food at the country club. Today's lunch featured chicken a l'orange, wild rice pilaf, and asparagus. The chicken was especially tasty.

I honestly do not know what to call the dessert, but I approve of the slightly salty caramel sauce accompaniment.

The ladies of the Symphony League kindly invite me to all their events. I'm not always able to go, but I made a special effort to be there today. Awards were given to Cherokee Country Club (Business), Harriet Hodge (Board Member), and--the reason I wanted to be there--Cynthia Moxley (Individual). As usual, Cynthia, who received a framed award and a standing ovation, ducked out of a photograph, so I snapped her place card instead.

Rose Moseley, who was appointed to the League's Merit Board today, made all the cute place cards.

Spring luncheon with the generous ladies of the Knoxville Symphony League. That's what we're having.


  1. Gay, thanks so much for the kind words - and for sitting with me. The "League Ladies" truly are amazing. The Symphony is so lucky to have them. And Cherokee is lucky to have David Pinckney.

  2. So glad you support these League Ladies! I've seen first-hand how much work they do behind the scenes to support the symphony. And they do everything with Southern flair and graciousness!