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Note: This is a past article from December 11, 2012
You can find the current Las Vegas Society News article HERE

Tis’ the Season for Parties and Events

Part 1 - PARTY

Part 2 - EVENT

There are parties and then there are “PARTIES.” My yearly trek to my dear friend R.J. Peltyn’s Boo Ball Halloween Birthday party is always so sensational; I don’t ever think it can get any better. But it always does! Sandy Peltyn, R.J.'s mom is behind all this glitter and amazing goings on. R.J. scary picture was all over the place, but he looked so handsome with a fake beard. I hope he does grow one as I loved the look on him. Sandy was gorgeous in overflowing RED from head to toe. No one does parties like she does!

R.J. and Sandy Peltyn

Dessert Table

This party at LVH had all the trimmings such as music, dancing, fabulous food, drinks and amazing atmosphere along with go-go dancing girls, tarot card readings, back massages, special sake bar, tattoos, market place to buy gifts (fake money given to guests) strolling high and costumed guests that outdo imagination. And, a marriage proposal and acceptance even happened with the costumed ala Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The party started at 9:30 p.m. and I finally left at 3p.m. There were passed hors d’oeuvres and then delicious food buffet style was served in the dining area. Desserts were a surprise, as they were surrounded by an alluring live nude model (covered in strategic places) who was lying still, like a statue, and seemingly did not breathe.

A highlight of the party was the costume contest. Guests were wearing the most fabulous costumes imaginable that went from outlandish to regal and everything in between. Judges including guest Pia Zadora finalized the winners of Best Guy, Best Girl and Best Couple who won amazing prizes.

Stilt Walker

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A great D.J kept the music going, and dancing went on and on into the wee hours. Guests filled the dance floor and looked “simply maaaahvelous.” Happy Birthday R.J.


The Southern Nevada Youth Tennis Foundation (SNYTF) held the “KID FIRST” Appreciation Dinner and Awards at Salvatore’s Restaurant at the SUNCOAST Hotel/Casino. This was an event to honor those who have made a difference in establishing the SNYTF 7 years ago and to celebrate the volunteers, board members, partners, sponsors, celebrity mentors, graduates, teachers, students and parents for making it all possible.

The SNYTF provides Free tennis to the youth of all backgrounds in Southern Nevada in a fun, safe environment on the tennis courts. The SNYTF and its Board of Directors, have committed themselves to the national call for help to prevent and fight obesity, drug and alcohol abuse, gang involvement, and even civic apathy.

The Personnel who provide the services include: certified USPTA tennis professionals, certified educators, business leaders, sports medicine specialists, athletic trainers, college athletes, tennis clinicians, volunteers, and mentors. SNYTF provides all tennis equipment, mentors, professional instructions/manuals, T5 training (Teaching Teachers to Teach Tennis), banners, balls, hoppers and rackets.

At this great event, guests enjoyed libations and hors d’ouvres at a cocktail hour with musical entertainment by pianist Phil Baker. Afterwards, guests were seated for Chef Chaz’ Italian Masterpiece dinner.

Papote Varet, Singer, Linda Griner, Paul Stone, M.C. (rear with microphone)

Sandra Rose Artman, Seth Grabel, Papote Varet

M.C. for the evening, Paul Stone, introduced founder of SNYTF, Sandra Rose Artman who welcomed the guests. A video presentation of Youth Tennis events “Putting Kids Firstwas shown. Many of the guests attending were in the video.

Nine year old Tennis Champion, Chriselle Tobella, who is the face of the “Kids First initiative was introduced and awarded a new Tennis Racket and Tennis Backpack.

9 year old Tennis Champion Chriselle Tobella on left

Nick Nielsen, Sandra Rose Artman, Norma Nilsen

Special Honoree Awards were given to: Nick and Norma Nielsen, Dr. Sidney J. Franklin, Will Robinson, Ed Rivier, Kelly Kroplinski, George Cantu, Rich Luong. Dr. Ted (deceased) and Dr. Parvin Jacobs and Joe Cortez (International Hall of Fame Boxing Referee 2011).

Special Celebrity Mentoring Awards were given to: Seth Grabel, Linda Griner, Pierre Jovan and Miss Mexico, Sarah Lopez (who donated soccer tickets)

SNYF Founder, Sandra Rose Artman with Celebrity Honorees:
Seth Grabel, Miss Mexico, Sarah Lopez, Linda Griner and Pierre Jovan

Stephanie Haas, Lynne & Robert Hunter, Joe & Sylvia Cortez

Attention-grabbing Raffle prizes were part of the event.

SNYTF does make a difference on a child. The benefits of tennis keeps kids on the court and "out of court." Tennis is an active sport and a form of exercise that gives the kids an outlet while learning to make positive choices. It is a powerful vehicle to create healthy minds, bodies, and self esteem. Kudos to the Southern Nevada Youth Tennis Foundation and the great work they do with “Kids First.”

Red Carpet for SNYF (Center - Steve Rossi and Annee Nounee)

Dr. Adele Zorn, Papote Varet, Seth Grabel

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