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October 17, 2018

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Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Dentons celebrate quarter-century of wedded bliss

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

District Judge Mark and Alice Denton recently took a trip down memory lane when they returned to Humphreys, Neb., for their 25th wedding anniversary. Guests of Alice's parents, Rita and Maynard Schumacher, they were honored at special services at the historic church where they were married, followed by a family party at the Schumacher home in Columbus, Neb.

Mark and Alice met in Washington, D.C., while Mark was attending law school at Georgetown University, and Alice pursued a political science undergraduate degree, also at Georgetown. They were introduced by Alice's brother, Paul, a classmate of Mark's. Alice, now a second-year law student at UNLV's Boyd School of Law, placed sixth in her first-year class and in June was named to Law Review, a journal published by the school.

Present for the anniversary party in Nebraska were the Dentons' younger children, Marianne, Jacqueline and Patrick. Sending fond best wishes from Southern Nevada was eldest daughter Leslie, Mark's parents, Ralph and Sara Denton, and former law partner Joseph Lopez.

Mascot displayed

Coronado High School will easily be the envy of its fellow schools as it displays its newly donated mascot statue. Coronado, among this fall's new schools opening in Clark County, was delighted by the gift from the Reserve and Station Casinos.

The Coronado Cougar statue was donated to the school as the Reserve is transformed into Fiesta Henderson. As removal of the old casino's themed-decor trappings goes forward, similar generous donations to other agencies have been made. Among those gifted with some very handsome African-themed artwork, animal and plant figures and other enhancements are Opportunity Village and Keepers of the Wild.

Today a public auction of 100 items, including African sculpture, paintings and assorted hotel memorabilia, wrapped up.

Luncheon planned

Nevada Arts Advocates will host the fall Arts Awareness Luncheon at noon Tuesday at the Stardust. Opening with a short social mixer, with entertainment provided by the Green Valley High School Madrigal Singers, the luncheon program will include keynote speakers Sen. Ray Rawson, R-Las Vegas, and Assembly Speaker Richard Perkins, D-Henderson. Rawson, chairman of the Nevada Legislative Arts Caucus, will speak about the legislative impact on cultural life in our state. Perkins, vice-chair of the caucus, will address the issues faced by the legislature in the last session.

The luncheon is open to interested arts constituents and organizations. "We try to bring the arts community together to network and provide outreach to each other," Roger Peltyn, president of Nevada Arts Advocate, said. Nevada Arts Advocates was established to promote culture arts as a fundamental part of the quality of life in Nevada. Reservations for the luncheon can be made by calling 362-8885.

Donations needed

Does your service group, business or other organization assist the less fortunate or provide a volunteer service? Perhaps the many needs of the Ronald McDonald House of Greater Las Vegas would be a good match. Providing a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill children staying at area hospitals, Ronald McDonald House has provided a local haven for more than three years. Its current "wish list" includes diapers, stuffed animals, childrens' art supplies, toys, paper goods, food staples and more. Interested individuals and groups are asked to contact Ronald McDonald House at 252-HOME(4663).

Pen Women

A note from Sharyn Yanoshak, corresponding secretary of the National League of Pen Women, and Fran Harawy, membership officer, reminded us the group will kick off the 2001-2002 organizational year with a luncheon on Sept. 22 at the Summit restaurant, 2215 Thomas Ryan Blvd. in Summerlin. Speaking will be group's national President Dr. Wanda Rider.

An organization of professional women accomplished in the arts and letters, including writers, dramatists and music, the local chapter is an active one, with many mentoring and networking opportunities. Joan LeMere, local president, can be reached at 456-9242 for luncheon details.