A Rockin’ Good Time

By Richard Mineards   |   September 14, 2021
Alan and Lisa Parsons with Leslie Lembo at the CADA fundraiser (Photo by Lisa Field)
Valerie Kresge with Earl and Caroline Minnis (Photo by Lisa Field)

Social gridlock reigned at the Montecito home of Justine Roddick and Tina Schlieske when the dynamic duo hosted a Coney Island-themed, sold-out bash for 120 guests, raising nearly $200,000 for CADA (Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse).

The fun fest, entirely underwritten by local real estate magnate Earl Minnis, featured singer-songwriter Patti Smith, 74, dubbed “the punk poet laureate” given her music fuses rock and poetry.

Local party planner Merryl Brown pulled out all the stops with balloon artists, jugglers, and henna tattoo artists showing off their talents as the colorful crowd noshed on Nathan’s chili and cheese hot dogs, fresh clam soup, and a cornucopia of candy treats.

Among the supporters enjoying the sunset soirée were Alan and Lisa Parsons, Catherine Remak, Jackie Furlatti, David Edelman, Anne Towbes, Michael Smith, Doug and Marni Margerum, Gina Tolleson, John Palminteri, Paul Orfalea, Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin, and Fred Brander.

Justine Roddick, Mishka Westell, Jesse Ebaugh, Luke Ebbin, Tina Schlieske, and Tracy and Michael Bollag (Photo by Lisa Field)
Tony Shanahan, Patti Smith, and Jackson Smith (Photo by Lisa Field)

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