See the Saw and Celebs Dish It Out for Charity

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Char David and Olivia Henken model the celebrity apron

One of the finest local charity events is the Celebrity Dinner Party benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Friday was the 43rd annual, held at the Mellwood Arts Center. It is hosted by Denny and Susan Crum, who took up the ball some years ago after Pee Wee Reese was the chair for many, many years.

The twist to the event is that local quasi-celebrities (like me) serve as waiters. Though we don’t have to actually serve the food, we do hustle drinks and beg for tips.

Among the celebs pitching in for the cause: WHAS-TV’s Joe Arnold, Chuchill Downs’ John Asher, Pat Day, Angie Fenton and Char David of the Voice-Tribune, WHAS Radio’s Tony Cruise and Mandy Connell, WAKY Radio’s Leesa Mitchell, singer Olivia Henken, musician Patrick Henry Hughes and Fox41’s Rachel Collier.

And, of course, Brigid Kaelin and Peter Searcy, who provided some of the night’s entertainment. Yes, she does play the saw.

That's me, with Angie Fenton

Brigid gets into My Old Kentucky Home, saw version