The Show Must Go On in Truckee |

The Show Must Go On in Truckee

Lisa Dobey and Debbie Cole, center, are flanked by their good friends Rick and Phyllis McConn at the party at the Jack Ass Ridge last weekend.

It was raining cats and dogs, but close to 90 folks showed up at Stefanie Olivieri’s Jack Ass Ridge Ranch for an afternoon celebration for Lisa Dobey and Debbie Cole last Sunday. Patti and Ron Florian whipped up a spread to feed the large group, and there was more wine on hand than in Breeze Cross’s wine cellar. All that was missing was the hostess. Olivieri had gotten up early, vacuumed the house ” cleaned it spic and span in anticipation of the party, and then promptly drove herself to the hospital’s emergency room where she explained she was in severe pain.

Fast forward to a couple of hours later, and Olivieri is flat on her back in the hospital after emergency appendectomy surgery! As guests arrived at the party at her home, they signed a get well card presented at the front door for the phantom hostess before heading in for the merriment and mingling. After the party, a steady stream of tipsy well wishers streamed into Tahoe Forest Hospital to wish the recuperating one-time TFHD hospital board member a speedy recovery and tell her what a great party at her house she had missed.

Some of those stopping by the celebration at the ranch last Sunday included Penny and Bob Fink, Patti and Gary Boxeth, Kristi and Bob Darzynkiewicz, Barbara and David Kahn, Carol and Mike Sabarese, Laura Brown, Kathy and Nelson Van Gundy, Lauren Schaatke and Jake Hudson, Sherilyn Laughlin, Phebe Bell and Billy McCullough, Jan and Tony Lashbrook, Chris and Andy Otto, Susan and Jim Ritchie, Phyllis and Rick McConn, Kathy Eagan and Jim Duffy, Larissa and Dave Swalander, Carol Savary and George Koster, Phyllis and Rick McConn, Steven Holt of the Ritz Carlton and Barbara and Fred Ilfeld.

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