Cooking Up a Party

Shelia Huffman and Kathy Harris — Courtesy Photo

Community Contribution

The launch party for the “Vickery Place Centennial Cookbook, Recipes and Recollections: Vickery Place Cooking Since 1911,” which took place Saturday, at Downing Hill Garden Studio, attracted the curious and the contributors.

Attended by friends and neighbors of Vickery Place and surrounding neighborhoods, co-editors Kathy Harris and Shelia Huffman were thrilled with the turnout. 

SPAN, Senior Pet Assistance Network, which will receive a portion of the profits from books sales, was represented by founder Adele Taylor and several members of the organization.

Every one of the past Vickery Place resident families who contributed photographs, recipes, or both to the cookbook was represented at the party. That distinctive group included:

  • Nan Works Leary, granddaughter of Vickery Place developer George Works;
  • Eva Potter Morgan of Potter Iron Works, and;
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dan Linn, Dr. and Mrs. Henry Mobley, Joe Teagarden Gilbert, Dr. Bobby Temple, and Mr. and Mrs. Rick Bentley.

Guests enjoyed food from the cookbook, wine, and seltzer water — along with raffles, door prizes, and shopping — to commemorate the past.

It was a special day for Vickery Place, celebrating its 100th birthday.

The cookbook will be on sale at Downing Hill through the end of the year.

Thanks to Shelia Huffman for providing the words and pictures.


  1. K Wagoner

    This was a lovely event. Great touch, getting to taste some recipes from “Recipes and Recollections – Vickery Place Cooking Since 1911.” Nostalgic and relevant local history!
    Comfortable ambiance and gracious hosting created by owners and event hosts alike. What a treat being there. Enjoyed it very much!
    Karen Wagoner

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