80 and elegant

BY CAROLYN HOBBS, Contributor

ST. PETERSBURG — Dorothy “Dot” Jenkins celebrated 80 years of a life well lived last Saturday, July 16 at the Pasadena Yacht & Country Club. Dressed in a designer laced royal blue gown “Her Elegance” entered the room on the arms of her nephews Eric Pollard and Scott Varnado.

She gracefully greeted friends and family members, some travelling from as far away as Colorado and California. Mistress of Ceremony Gwendolyn Reese shared her precious memories of growing up in the company of her aunt Dot, who gave her tips on the finer points of shopping. Tributes of thanks and memories were also shared by long-time friend Betty Reese and nephew Varnado.

After dinner, all were treated to an exercise in laughter from “The Diva of Comedy,” Lynnette Hardy. A beautifully decorated cake with music notes was served after members of the Alumni Singers and guests sang “Happy Birthday.”

The lady of the hour gave a very special thank you to all for making her 80th birthday unforgettable.

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