By Jane Knoerle
Almanac Lifestyles Editor
The Peninsula Volunteers, known for their spectacular parties, are heading west for "Horsin' Around," a benefit to be held Saturday, May 21, at the National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy, 880 Runnymede Road in Woodside.
Along with dancing, drinking, and dining, there will be casino events and a special appearance by Krandel Lee Newton of Dallas, who is known as the original "Butt Sketcher." Since 1987, the artist has specialized in drawing folks from a rear view. There are now several "Butt Sketchers" in Dallas and, altogether, they have created 400,000 sketches, appearing at conventions, trade shows, even weddings, according to the "Butt Sketchers" website. The black and white sketches are created in about three minutes, says the site.
Mr. Newton is being flown in from Texas by Joe and Nancy Greenbach of Atherton. Ms. Greenbach, a past president of the PVs, hails from Dallas.
"Horsin Around" starts at 4 p.m. with cocktails and appetizers, and then proceeds to music by the Dick Green Band, line dancing, gaming and performances by the San Mateo County Horsemen's Association Senior Color Guard, the Pacific Coast Vaulting Club, and trick roper Chryle Bacon.
After dinner, Frank Bizzarro will led the Fund-A-Need charity auction.
Co-chairs Kimber Sturm and Terri Carville urge guests to dress casually in jeans, sundresses, or as a famous western character. Tickets are $175 and may be purchased by calling Cathy Duhring of Peninsula Volunteers at 326-0665, ext. 238.
Peninsula Volunteers is a pioneer in senior services and the first volunteer organization in the United States to receive a HUD grant to build low-income senior housing.