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Out & About: Annual Party at the Palace says ‘Viva Las Vegas’

Shirley McMarlin

One block of Greensburg’s West Otterman Street was lit up like the Sin City Strip on Feb. 23 for Party at the Palace Vegas Style.

The Westmoreland Cultural Trust turned its annual fundraiser-slash-entertainment extravaganza into a nod to one of America’s favority party cities.

The stage became the Flamingo Hotel Lounge for the VIP pre-party and main event bottle service.

The iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign provided a backdrop for the Stage Right Sensations on the grand staircase.

Other areas took on a casino vibe with a stage featuring Elton John (Lee Alverson) and Lady Gaga (Aubrey Burchell), food and drink stations, cigar lounge, slot machines and table games.

For guests hankering to get hitched, there was the Palace Chapel for vow renewals and actual weddings officiated by none other than The King himself (Elvis tribute artist and real-life ordained minister Vaughn Hudspath).

While renewing vows, Amy Amond promised to never treat husband Chad Amond like a hound dog, while Chad promised never to let Amy check into Heartbreak Hotel.

Altogether, 13 couples came before The King to profess their hunka hunka burnin’ love.

Before the fun began, trust interim CEO Nancy Anderson warned the crowd that “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.”

Event chair was Peg Colosimo, assisted by event director Kelli Brisbane and sub-chairs Mary Ann Jaram, Lyn Emrick, Gail Follador, Anne-Marie Welty, Missy Smeltz, Magdelyn Vale, Connie Mahl, Gary Pratt and Jeanie and Kevin Bock.

Committee members included Missy Greenberg, Tom Harrold, Heather Husband, Mary Kostyak, Trudy Loch, Shayne Louder, Kim Mazel, Lisa Mensch, Kary Milan, Dawna Saunders, Crystal Stone and Cindy Strayer.

Seen: Teresa Baughman and David Nelson, Jennifer Benford, Dashiel Harster, Chuck Anderson, Pete Colosimo, Laura Manko, Josh Milan, Kevin Miscik, Bryan and Andrea Neiderhiser, Linda Assard, Doug and Karen Weimer, Doug and Cindy Chew, Barbara Ferrier, Eric and Michele Bononi, Ed DePasquale and Joan McGarry, Ron Englehart Sr. and Ron Englehart Jr.

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .


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“Lady Gaga” (Aubrey Burchell) entertains guests in The Grand Casino (Megan’s Suite) during the Party at The Palace Vegas Style held Feb. 23 at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg.
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From left: Mezzanine sub-chair Anne-Marie Welty of Southwest Greensburg, Sherrie Dunlap Gallagher of Cranberry Township, Carolyn Tlumack of Greensburg and Megan’s Suite & S&T Bank Courtyard sub-chair Missy Smeltz of Greensburg pose for a fun photo at the cigar bar during the Party at The Palace Vegas Style, held Feb. 23 at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg.
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From left: Natalie Orndorff of Greensburg and Devon Snyder of Greensburg have fun at the blackjack table with Talent Network Inc.’s, Sabrina Zoltola of Pittsburgh during the Party at The Palace Vegas Style, held Feb. 23 at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg.
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From left: Kelli Brisbane, event director, Nancy Anderson, Westmoreland Cultural Trust Interim CEO, and Peg Colosimo, event chair, gather for a photo during the Party at The Palace Vegas Style, held Feb. 23 at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg.
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Ed DePasquale of Latrobe and Joan McGarry of Greensburg pose for a photo Feb. 23 during the Party at The Palace Vegas Style, held at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg.
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From left: Stacy and Michael Hess of Hempfield join Elsie Lampl of Hempfield for a photo Feb. 23 during the Party at The Palace Vegas Style, held at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg.
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The Stage Right Sensations start the party on the Grand Staircase during the Party at The Palace Vegas Style, held Feb. 23 at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg.
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Amy and Chad Amond renew their wedding vows in the chapel with “Elvis” (Vaughn Hudspath) during the Party at The Palace Vegas Style, held Feb. 23 at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg.
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Amy and Chad Amond renew their wedding vows in the chapel with “Elvis” (Vaughn Hudspath) during the Party at The Palace Vegas Style, held Feb. 23 at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg.
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Representing champagne chair Milanscape, Kary and Josh Milan pose for a photo Feb. 23 during the Party at The Palace Vegas Style, held at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg.
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Kevin Misick (left) joins Bryan Neiderhiser for a photo during the pre-party Feb. 23 at the Party at The Palace Vegas Style, held at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg.
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VIP pre-party sub-chairs, Gail Follador (left) and Lyn Emrick, both of Greensburg, pose for a photo Feb. 23 during the Party at The Palace Vegas Style, held at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg.
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From left: Pete Colosimo of Greensburg, joins his wife, Peg Colosimo, event chair, and daughter Laura Manko of Hempfield for a photo Feb. 23 at the Party at The Palace Vegas Style, held at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg.
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