Spring Time!

Ann Greer

It's Springtime in the Desert!  Such an exciting week, such an exciting time.  The Tennis was wonderful - Mom and I were able to see the doubles match with Federer versus Nadal thanks to Tee Jones and her courtside box in the 1st and 2nd rows.  Her family has had the same box since Charlie Passarelle started this exciting tennis tournament when the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens first opened.  Thank you to the City of Indian Wells for the seats to the Finals. Was hoping for a Federer-Nadal match, but alas, it wasn't to be!  There's always next year - hope, hope, hope. However, Djokovich is an excellent tennis player at the top of his form.

Also this week the Mizell Senior Center honored the City of Palm Springs and Lisa Houston for the great job she's doing with FIND (Food In Need of Distribution).  The event was chaired by Rick Peterson. Kathleen Hallock, President, welcomed the guests and special tribute was paid to Sidney Craig, Executive Vice President. (Craig is also active with the Human Rights Commission and the Palm Springs International Film Festival). Palm Springs City Councilmember Lee Weigel accepted the award for the City of Palm Springs.

On a personal note, it was very rewarding to see Mom receive a Broken Glass Award from Palm Springs Women In Film & Television.  In keeping with the title, "Stars on the Desert", some of the stars visible at the Broken Glass Awards included actors Della Reese, Ruta Lee, Jacqueline Bisset, Stefanie Powers, Lindsay Wagner and Lainie Kazan; producers Fern Field, Suzanne de Passe, John Conboy, Denise DuBarry-Hay and Kim Waltrip; singers Lorna Luft and Frankie Randall, and record mogul Barry Gordy. Philanthropist Helene Galen was one of the honorees. She gave a lovely speech about the importance of family and laughter in our lives. Also seen were Jamie Kabler, Ric and Rozene Supple, Congresswoman Mary Bono-Mack, Jaimi Houston, Melinda Reed, Patti Gribow, DeAnn Lubell, Jacqueline Bachar and Pattie Daly Caruso.

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