OUR CO-WORKERS aren’t letting the economy slow their efforts to help worthy causes. Five Crowns dining room server Rebecca Austgen and her sister, Kara Morse, walked 26 miles to raise funds for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Boston.
Lawry’s The Prime Rib former co-worker Mandy Stanton, hostess Karen Kaplan and dining room server Lisa Giannopoulos are preparing to participate in the three-day, 60-mile Susan G. Komen Foundation “Walk for the Cure” in November.
WE HAD THE HONOR of welcoming Hollywood silent film organist Bob Mitchell (third from left) when he dined at Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Beverly Hills.
Bob, who is 96, began providing music for silent films when he was 12 years old and today still plays regular gigs at the Silent Movie Theatre in Hollywood and Flickers at the Junction in Newhall, CA, as well as serving as the organist for several local churches.
In 1934, he founded the Mitchell Boys Choir and led the group in more than 100 movies, including “Going My Way,” “The Bishop’s Wife” and “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” Bob is pictured with friends Dr. Leonard Toon, Dee Arave, and former Mitchell Choirboy Vincent Morton.
STEVE AND HELEN NICHOLS have a sentimental attachment to Lawry’s, and the feeling is definitely mutual! Each year since their wedding in 1960, the couple have celebrated their anniversary at one of our restaurants.
Last October, they drove 800 miles (a two-day journey) from their home in New Mexico to mark their 49th wedding anniversary at Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Las Vegas. We’re looking forward to seeing them again this fall for their 50th!
AFTER A FIRE DESTROYED HER HOME, a Las Vegas Valley woman spent almost four years living in her garage with only cold water and occasional electricity. Her plight came to a happy ending last April 25, when 70 volunteers from Nellis Air Force Base rebuilt the house, at no cost to the homeowner, as part of “National Rebuilding Day.”
Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Las Vegas, and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse joined in the effort by donating food and beverages and delivering lunch for all of the volunteers.
The project was organized by Rebuilding Together, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving affordable homeownership, revitalizing neighborhoods and rehabilitating homes for low-income homeowners, and was funded by Lowe’s and Cricket Communications.