Holiday-party tradition ensues


Terry and Carolyn Anker have been hosting popular black tie holiday galas since the early 1990s.

On Dec. 14th they celebrated their annual soiree at their spacious Carmel home, welcoming more than 100 friends and guests, including U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita and his wife Kathy Rokita, U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks and her husband David Brooks, as well as State Rep. Jerry Torr and many others.

Guests enjoyed hors d’oerves and themed delights by chef Matt Krueger, as well as wine and a full service bar.

Several beautifully decorated trees graced the family room where the fireplace and comfortable sofas served as one of several places for group conversations.

Carmel Chamber of Commerce president Mo Merhoff and Conner Prairie President Ellen Rosenthal enjoyed the camaraderie of many other guests, including Hamilton County Commissioner Christine Altman and IU physician Dr. Eyas Hattab and his wife Rania Hattab.

All celebrants were greeted warmly at the door by Carolyn as Terry introduced and entertained guests.


If you would like Current in Carmel to attend your party, gala or social function, please call Tonya Burton at 432-2451 to schedule your event. We would be happy to photograph guests and let our readers know about upcoming society events.

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