Abbey Carpet & Home celebrated its 50th anniversary with a gala dinner held on the closing night of its recent convention in Anaheim, Calif. The retail group adopted a theme tied to the Academy Awards. During the meeting, Abbey also announced plans for a major advertising initiative using consumer publications, as well as a re-launch of its website in May. Pictured are (from left) Steve Silverman, Abbey president and coo, with Claudia Ramirez and Carmen S. Murray, both of Rodeo Carpet Mills in City of Commerce, Calif.