Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Wheels Museum benefit revs up busy weekend.(Personalities)

Byline: Inside Source CHARLOTTE BALCOMB LANE Of the Journal

"So many parties, so little time" could have been the theme last weekend. From the amusing ("Albuquerque on Wheels" benefit by the Wheels Museum folks) to the upscale (Raspberry Home Tour), there was a gathering to suit any taste and then some.

I HEAR THE TRAIN A'COMING: One of the largest events was the "Albuquerque on Wheels" jamboree and costume party staged Saturday by the Wheels Museum Board. This is the third big fund-raiser in two years staged by the supporters of the Wheels Museum and what has made these parties such a blast is how seriously the guests take them.

Many of the 500 attendees at the Albuquerque Convention Center donned turn-of-the-century attire and others shook the dust off their red bandanas and train engineer overalls. Four Albuquerque women three accountants and one marketing guru from the firm of REDW dressed up for the event in wildly feathered hats and early 1900s regalia a la "My Fair Lady." They were Karen Heerschap, Maggie Zahm, Melinda Guillemette, and Gail Reese.

Leba Freed, president of the Wheels Museum Board and a tireless museum supporter, donned a vivid red dress that she said was from an original 1950s episode of the Milton Berle television show. …

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