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50 Shades of Sharon

Published:Sunday | April 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMKarrie Williams
Debbie Cumming and Tony Hart
When you're this fabulous at 50, there is much to celebrate and Feanny (left) lives it up with (from second left) Terry Groves, Debbie Cumming and Charmaine Byrne.
Sharon Feanny with her daughter Noah and owner of Jakes- Jason Henzell.
Our camera snapped from left: Rosie Mciver, Shiela and David Pinto.
From left: Peter McConnell, Mark McConnell and Nicky Feanny.
Photo Taken by Steve Brown The birthday girl is all smiles with (from left): Sharon Feanny, Tammy Hart, Paola Byles and Mark Hart.
Photo Taken by Steve Brown Diane and Jeremy McConnell were out to celebrate Feany's milestone.
Photo by Steve Brown From left: Sharon Feanny, Terry Groves, Debbie Cumming
Photo Taken by Steve Brown A family portrait of Sharon Feanny her mom Joan and Dad, Peter McConnell
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WESTERN BUREAU:

Sharon Feanny welcomed her 50th birthday in spectacular fashion at Jakes Hotel in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth, last Friday (April 10) surrounded by approximately 100 of her closest friends and family members.

Feanny, fresh from a two-week trip to Bali, was looking fabulous in a pink-spotted dress that gracefully hugged her upper body and flowed down to her ankles. She accessorised her look with shimmering body paintings and unique beaded jewellery.

'Bali Meets Treasure Beach' formed the setting for the festivities which featured decor inspired by the Indonesian island. Sally Henzell of Jakes was the mastermind behind the beautiful design that showcased colourful fabrics flowing from gazebos and flower leis from trees. Lit candles were everywhere, and pink bougainvillea decorated the pool area and tabletops.

A beaming Feanny was inundated with hugs and kisses as she celebrated her milestone, dubbed '50 Shades of Sharon'. Given her youthful appearance, it came as no surprise that several guests had some degree of difficulty believing she had actually hit the big half a century. In a heart-warming toast to his first daughter, Feanny's father, Peter McConnell, sought to clarify her age, and his own, by letting everyone know that he actually started very young.

Similar toasts followed from her husband Nicky, and cousin Mark Hart, who branded Feanny as a lover of people - "kind to a fault". Laughter echoed from everyone as more friends and family toasted Feanny - her accomplishments and a few of her

transgressions.

Midway through the celebrations, guests were treated to a delicious dinner buffet, catered by Montego Bay's Mystic India restaurant. Fried okra, malai broccoli and chilli mushroom were among the appetising options. An open bar provided a range of refreshments for guests.

After dinner, it was straight to the dance floor for the birthday girl who spent most of the night dancing up a storm with her youngest daughter Noah, to the music of DJ Bambino.

Not one for presents on this night, Feanny had just one request for her guests, "instead of presents, I asked everyone to make a donation to the Breds Treasure Beach Foundation, which was founded by Jason Henzell, the owner of Jakes. These donations will go towards building the largest yoga deck in Jamaica that will be used for hosting yoga events and festivals right here in Treasure Beach".