Party honors ‘tale as old as time’

During intermission guests returned to the area to enjoy more of the delectable desserts, and the children had fun taking photographs with their faces peering through “Beauty and the Beast” themed handheld masks.

Earlier, during the party, they also enjoyed a creative craft session in the Patron’s Room. How to make chicken fingers in the oven As a nod to the enchanted red rose that was presented by an old beggar woman to the Beast as a lesson to not judge another solely by appearance, the girls at the party gathered at tables to recreate the flowers using felt, and placed them under glass domes with petals falling on golden wooden bases. Homemade chicken fingers deep fried Aaron Aronov, who hosted the little boys’ activity, had designed a “beast’s face” in preparation for the party.


Pictures of chicken fingers When his young friends came into the room, they were ushered to another table where they copied his design using felt and furry fabrics, beastly teeth and mystery eyeballs on painted royal blue canvas.

Among those enjoying the pre-performance party were Cade Armstrong with daughter, Martha; Tami and Howard Brazil with daughter, Allie Frances; Lucie and Evans Britton with daughter, Pickett; Jennifer and Ronnie Brown with daughters, Katie and Anna; Suzanne Davidson with daughter, Lela; Lindsey and Kevin Gamble with their daughters, Emma Reid, Charlotte, and Beasley Gamble; Jacque Hart with daughter, Addison; Kim and Chris Haynes with daughter, Sydney; Lindsey Henig with sons, Pollard and Penn; Allison and Michael Ingram with daughters, Sara Kate, Emily and Elle; Valerie Lee with her granddaughter, Anne Layton; Jill and John Mastin with daughters, Caroline and Lillie; Mary Helmer with her daughters, Rosa and Ellie; Heather and Curt Shores with daughters, Lily and Marley; Tara Sinco with daughter, Katherine; Sanjeev Singh with his wife, Roly, and their daughters, Kareena and Alisha; Caroline and Davis Smith with daughter, Anne Emory; Heather and Scott Steen with their children, Ellie and Oliver; Jessica and Hal Taylor with their children, Lizzy Lynn and John Harris; Jennifer Trott with her children, Emilyn and Barnes; Denise and Jerry Weisenfeld with daughters, Mary Helen and Sarah Greene; Holland Williams and her daughter, Chappell; Tracy Williford and her daughter, Avery; Damian Womack, his wife, Sonecka, and their son, Damion; and Susan Heck with her daughter, Caroline.

When the performance concluded, the young guests departed with golden bags, filled with their craft projects, as well as party favors of china floral tea cups and tankards filled with gumballs, M&Ms and rock candy sticks.

They had been among the many children, parents, grandparents, and avid ASF devotees who enjoyed Beauty and the Beast , which was also sponsored by John and Joyce Caddell and the Caddell Foundation; Coleman Worldwide Moving; Buchanan Forest Management TrueSouth Properties; Susan and Don Alldredge; the Arthur Mead Britton Foundation; the Gordy-Mead-Britton Foundation; Medical Properties Trust; Winifred and Charlie Stakely; Ella Gaines Thomas; H. Healthy homemade chicken fingers Frank Thomas, III; and Trustmark.

ASF Season Sponsors were Endowment Trust, Harper Lee, The J.K. Chicken fingers recept Lowder Family Foundation, the Shubert Foundation, Wind Creek Hospitality, Aronov, Thomas A. Chicken fingers rezept Blount, Edith Johnston Crook, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing of Alabama, Laurie Jean Weil and Tommy Wool, Alabama Power Company Foundation, the Montgomery Advertiser, Cumulus and WSFA 12 News.