Saturday, September 26, 2009

TOP STORY >> Cabot girl has night at the Emmys

A Cabot girl was given a rare treat for an elementary school student when her grandparents offered her a special invitation to the nationally televised Emmy awards.

Lexi Moore, 9, the daughter of Jon and Kerri Kimberling, flew to Los Angeles with her grandparents, Gary and Theresa Kimberling of Little Rock, to attend the television awards show Sunday.

Lexi was a guest at both the awards and the Governor’s Ball that followed, where she met several celebrities.

Lexi is in the fourth grade at Northside Elementary.

“Gary and I have attended the Emmys in the past and decided to return again this year,” Theresa Kimberling said.

“However, this year was so special as we took Lexi with us.”

The 61st annual Emmys awards ceremony was held at the Nokia Theater in downtown LA.

Kimberling said the Governor’s Ball is the official Emmy party, held directly after the awards show.

“It too is by invitation only,” she said.

“The Governor’s Ball is the first stop for many of the award winners,” she added. Lexi met such television stars as Neil Patrick Harris, Jon Cryer, Jeff Probst, Sheetal Sheth, Chris O’Donnell and Mariska Hargitay.

“(When) our driver dropped us back at our hotel around midnight, Lexi lifted her head up, looked around and said, ‘I think it must be over.’ Indeed we had turned back into pumpkins,” Kimberling said about the whimsical night.