I had the honor and priviledge to be in attendance for the Toast for Letty Walter this evening at the Culbertson West.
It was part of the Business and Professional Women's annual scholarship fundraiser. And it was the best event I have witnessed in my five or so years as a member of BPW. Some of my sister members who have been in BPW far longer also said it was the best event we have ever held.
Culbertson West was filled to capacity with 250 or so of Letty's closest friends and relatives. Suellen Wilkerson and Rosalee Dowell (who flew home from Florida) were the chairpersons of our committee, and they did a fantastic job, as did our President, Sarah Ring and all of the other committee members. The Hon. J. Terrence Cody was the emcee with several of New Albany's civic leaders speaking in tribute. Mayor England declared today "Letty Walter Day" and Commissioner Mark Seabrook read a resolution making January 24 "Letty Walter Day" in Floyd County from now on.
Carl Holliday and Steve Goodman were excellent hosts, as usual and provided a beautiful dinner.
I have not know Letty for as long as many other guests. But to know Letty is to love her, and she makes everyone feel that they are lifelong friends.