Photos by Brad Fuhr
Jeffrey Sanker has always been a star, but now it is official. The White Party founder was honored with a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars on Palm Canyon Drive and Arenas Road in front of LuLu California Bistro.
On Thursday, March 13, Sanker was joined by Carmen Electra and many Palm Springs politicians and luminaries for a sidewalk ceremony unveiling the city’s 364th star celebrating individuals who have offered significant contributions to the cultural of civic life of the desert city.
Former Palm Springs mayor Ron Oden (who, by the way, has his own star) gave an animated speech in honor of Sanker. Sounding like the preacher he once was, Oden spoke to the 200 or so in attendance about how important the White Party continues to be to the economy of the city. Oden noted that Sanker himself was always uncomfortable being the center of attention, and no doubt he was very uncomfortable during the ceremony. The events promoter smiled bashfully in agreement as his proud parents looked on.