Friendly House Luncheon

 

The Peggy Albrecht Friendly House Awards Luncheon honoring Katey Sagal attracted a packed house at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills. Peggy Albrecht, the 87 year old Executive Director of the first ever women’s recovery home for substance and alcohol abuse in the country, couldn’t stay seated during the red carpet segment of the luncheon. It’s not that she didn’t want to sit, we had a nice comfy chair set up for her next to the step-and-repeat, but she kept getting requests by luncheon attendees for photo ops! 

Like the cake says, "Happy 65th Anniversary, Friendly House!" - btw, that was a Baked Alaska, and it was DELICIOUS... and I ate it all. 

Happy Birthday, Friendly House!

 
 Peggy Albrecht, Executive Director of Friendly House

Peggy Albrecht, Executive Director of Friendly House

 

Here she is with the incredible voice of 6 Olympic games, countless Super Bowls and NBA Finals, Pat O’Brien. The smiles on their faces say it all. Pat O’Brien spoke of his journey through rehabilitation as the luncheon’s emcee, and praised Peggy whenever the opportunity arose.  

 Pat O'Brien and Peggy Albrecht

Pat O'Brien and Peggy Albrecht

When luncheon honoree and ‘Woman of the Year’ Katey Sagal arrived, Peggy stood up and immediately went in for a warm embrace. Katey Sagal’s journey with sobriety has been a long and rewarding one, and she credited much of her strength to the one and only Peggy Albrecht. 

 Peggy Albrecht and Katey Sagal

Peggy Albrecht and Katey Sagal

 Lois Lindley

Lois Lindley

A Hollywood star in her own right, Peggy has helped countless women throughout her 30 years at Friendly House and many of those thankful friends came to support Peggy and Friendly House LA.  

Lois Lindley is a proud 'Grateful Heart', a former resident of Friendly House. She walked up to me and my clipboard and said, “I want to be photographed. I’ve been sober since .. write this down.. September 18, 1961.” It was such an honor to lead her to the red carpet, in front of all those photographers, for her much deserved spotlight pictures. Big applause and respect for Lois, please!

Here's to the much loved heroine, Peggy Albrecht.

 Peggy Albrecht and Sherri Lewis

Peggy Albrecht and Sherri Lewis