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March 26, 2019

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Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Park Towers celebrates completion

Elizabeth Foyt's social column appears Wednesdays. Reach her at [email protected]

Susan and Irwin Molasky were recent hosts of one of the city's most anticipated evenings, the splendid celebration marking the completion of Park Towers. With co-developers Steve and Elaine Wynn, the Molaskys have indeed created an exquisite environment of luxury condominiums tucked inside a spacious tower complete with every possible amenity and the utmost of privacy. With 84 residences and the best of sophisticated environments, this premiere residence has already attracted the cream of Las Vegas society including early purchasers Drs. Ted and Parvin Modaber Jacobs.

Arriving guests were ushered into the atrium-like grand rotunda, truly the heart of the expansive suite of public rooms, cozy retreats and services. Seen in the elegant throng were Vivienne Morris with Joan Bodensteiner, Roger Thomas, Alissane Frew, Stephen and Chantal Cloobeck, Mel Wolzinger, Stan and Sandy Mallin, Fanda and Gene Monkarsh, Steve Creger and interior designers including Leslie Parraguirre and Sue Firestone.

Leisurely touring the delightfully decorated public areas of the beautiful tower, adjacent private gardens and tennis courts were Leo and Patti Frey, Gabriella and De Ruyter Butler, V.J. Borneman, Phyllis McGuire and Steve Belew. An assemblage of our city's finest celebrity chefs, representing select restaurants, prepared the exceptional foods served in the game and screening rooms, library, wine cellar, grand salon and mezzanine. Jim Petarski, Richard Price and Tom Schoeman, integral parts of the Park Tower project team, were seen in the lush gardens where they accepted compliments from friends and fellow guests. Taking time to view the house-sized models on the 12th floor were Douglas Crook, Judge Ron Parraguirre, Alan and Michelle Duron, Fred Nasiri with his son, Chris, Tom Dellavalle and Ted and Doris Lee, as well as Jewel Brooks, Regent Tom and Lynn W iesner, Curt Carlson, Kenny Davis, Shawn Cardinal, Marcel Frey and Vivica Marshall.

Honor bestowed

Richard W. Myers, Esq., of Crockett and Myers, was recently named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association. Long a presence in Nevada legal circles, he is noteworthy for his work with the enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Interestingly, Myers is also a distinguished and generous mentor who has assisted in the legal careers of his former staffers state Rep. Barbara Buckley and Judge Debbie Lippis. Most recently he has been a stellar support for his wife, Carolyne Edwards Myers, a recent graduate of UNLV's Boyd School of Law, who is preparing for the Nevada Bar Exam this month.

Honored as well was John Squire Drendel, a native Nevadan, chosen for the Lifetime Achievement Award. A founding member and past president of the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association, he is an integral part of the Nevada Foundation for Consumer Education. Also recognized with much praise was Jack Jeffrey, who served eight terms as a Nevada Assemblyman representing Henderson. Named Consumer Advocate of the Year, Jeffrey is a lobbyist representing laborers in the building trades, as well as consumer groups.

The awards dinner, with the program led by organizational president Myra Sheehan, was held in the Skyview Room atop Bally's. Rubbing elbows at the silent auction and later seated for dinner were members of the legal community including Dirk and Cynthia Ravenholt, Judge Michael Cherry, Jim Lavelle, Suzy Bascum, Judge Jeffrey and Susan Sobol, Jerry Gillock, Ed Bernstein and Kathleen England. Present as well were Pete and Vicky Codella, Lisa Lee, Brett Carter, Sen. Valerie Wiener, state Rep. Assemblyman Harry and Helen Mortenson, Dr. Tom Wright with Sen. Dina Titus, Neyda Aleman, Gerald Welt, past Trial Lawyer honoree Robert Maddox and J.R. "Jim" Crockett Jr., partner of honoree Richard Myers.

Welcome home

Looking relaxed and refreshed after a splendid 10-day trip to Europe, Lamar and Pat Marchese have returned home to their action-packed lives in Southern Nevada.

Lamar, general manager of KNPR 89.5-FM, and Pat, Clark County's assistant director of parks and recreation, are longtime Las Vegas residents, active in the community on many levels. As is traditional with the couple, this trip was one of Lamar's special mystery vacations, an annual event where he provided Pat with just the bare facts of climate, temperature range and general clothing needs, reminding her to bring a swimsuit, evening gown and comfortable walking shoes. Pat prepares accordingly and leaves all the details to her husband.

This year found the couple enjoying a few days in Rome, followed by a seven-day cruise through the Mediterranean and Agean seas with pleasant stops at ports in Italy, Greece and Turkey. They report a glorious vacation, with particular joy in the exploration of Turkey and its fabled shopping bazaars.