J Byous Photography
Specializing in Unique, On-Location Photography
of Savannah    912-656-6541
J Byous Photography
of Savannah  
A Red Hot Evening
         with Paula Deen and Friends
Food Network personality and restaurateur Paula Deen and Sonny Dixon of WTOC-TV trade stories in front of an audience at Lucas Theater during an event to benefit SAFE Shelter of Savannah, Georgia, above left, center and right.  Below right, Deen teases her river-pilot, coffee-impresario husband, Michael Groover.
Savannah's Southern Songstress, Kim Michael Polote, belts out a tune, above, emulates Tina Turner, right, and plays a hefty crooner, far right.  Paula and Kim backstage, below.
Kim Michael Polote, right and below, shares a few steps with movie producer and ice-cream aficionado Stratton Leopold and his wife Mary.
During a pre-show auction to benefit SAFE Shelter, above,  Paula Deen displays a pendant made and donated by Rick Wortley of FP Wortley Jewelers.  At right, Deen and Polote display their dental veneer work by Dr. Brad Durham, center.  Durham donated like work to the SAFE Shelter which fetched $15,000 in donations.  Michael Groover checks out his wife's image on a bottle of vintage wine donated by Meinhardt Vinyards
of Statesboro, Georgia..
Becky Byous of
An Affair to Remember, left, poses for a shot with Paula Deen that is "for her cousin Mike Harrison in Dallas".  Below, photographer James Byous takes an opportunity to have a photo taken with a great "Lady".  Below left, the participants say goodnight after a successful show.
At left, George Bower, Board President of Savannah Area Family Emergancy SAFE Shelter, discusses the organization and its work with Cheryl Branch, Director of SAFE Shelter, and Paula Deen.
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