The Thalians Elegant Holiday Dinner Dance was held at the beautiful Bel-Air Country Club on Saturday, December 5, 2015. Once again, Barbara Cohen-Wolfe, long- time Thalians Board Member and Event Chair orchestrated a spectacular evening of dining, dancing and entertainment. The Thalians continued their charitable endeavors by supporting our wounded warriors through UCLA Operation Mend/Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital – presenting a $250,000 check to Dr. Thomas Strouse and Op. Mend founder Ron Katz.….Guests enjoyed the wonderful vocals of Jimmy Carnelli, Angela Brown and Jimmy Carnelli’s great band of top musicians. The evening was topped by an outstanding performance by comedienne Judy Tenuta. A most festive Holiday Party – and a fun and fabulous evening was had by all!
In addition to Ruta Lee and all The Thalians Board Members, in attendance was Board of Trustee’s Member Jackie Rosenberg. Among other distinguished and celebrity guests were: Lou Ferrigno, Judy Tenuta, Ann Jillian, Claudia Christian and Blake Leeper; World Champion double amputee-track & field American blade runner. Representing Op Mend “wounded warriors”: Retired Amy SPC Joseph Paulk and former Retired Army Staff Sergeant Oskar Zepeda. We were also honored with the presence of Daiva Navarette (Honorary Consul General of Lithuania).
The Thalians wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season and a happy, healthy New Year…and in the spirit of giving – if you would like to help The Thalians and UCLA Operation Mend, please click here for your tax deductible donation. Your generosity is much appreciated by The Thalians and the “wounded warriors” of UCLA Operation Mend!