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September 05, 2001 - Western Fantasy Kick-off Gala for VOA

What: Fashion show and pre-party for Western Fantasy

Where: Neiman Marcus

When: September 5, 2001

Beneficiary: Volunteers of America

Master of Ceremonies: Mark Koebrich, Channel 9NEWS

Gala Chairperson(s): Jamie Angelich and Vicki Myhren

Corporate Chairperson(s): Carl and Susan Barnhill, Joe Ellis, Lee Larsen, Mark Bauman, Mike Huseby, Mark Williamson

Founders: Sharon Magness and Jean Galloway

Co-Chair(s): Live Auction - Bonnie Grilly, Shery McDonald-Galbreath and Debi Medved. Catus Flower Ticket - Victoria Damone, Sherri Huseby and Holly Kylberg

Catering: Epicurean

Sponsors: Liberty Media, Sharon Magness, AT&T Broadband and Business Services, House of Blues Concerts, Medved Auto Complex, Tiger Woods Foundation, 9NEWS, Coors Brewing Co., Starz!Encore, KYGO, Tryg & Vicki Myhren, Allen & Company, Michael Barber Architecture, Colorado Business Bank, Colorado Rockies, Phyllis M. Coors, Denver Broncos, Forest Oil Corp., Gateway American Properties, INVESCO Funds Group, Red Robin Intl., USBank, Whiting Petroleum Corp., A.B. Hirschfeld Press, Alan & Jamie Angelich, Agrium US Intl., Ball Corp., Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Banking Systems, CommScope, Daniels & Associates, Daniels College of Business, Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman PC, Ernest & Young, Excel Energy, Alan & Margot Gilbert Frank, Frederick Ross & Co., Fuller Western Real Estate, Galloway Group, The Integer Group, Kaiser Permanente, KeyBank, Will & Sue McFarlane, MDC Holdings, Neiman Marcus, Patrick Henry Creative Promotions, Pepsi Center, Pryor Johnson Montoya Carney & Karr, Robinson Dairy, Saunders Construction, Time Warner Cable,Tatonka Capital Corp., United Global Comm, University of Denver, Valley Metal Corp., Carl & Lisa Williams

Attendance: 180

Attire: Business casual with a western flair

Florist: John Quaiel Designs

Models/Fashions: Jamie Angelich, Susan Barnhill, Victoria Damone, Joe Ellis, Heidi Ehrlich, Steve Fuller, Jim Galbreath, Shery McDonald Galbreath, Jean Galloway, Janis Hampton, Sherri Huseby, Michael Huseby, Holly Kylberg, Sharon Magness, Debi Medved, Vicki Myhren, Jane Netzorg

Information: Michael James, Volunteers of America phone - 720.264.3322, email -

Blacktie Photos by: Elizabeth Byrnes

 Yee Haw! Cowboy Paul Borrillo and Thunder greet patrons for this year's Western Fantasy Kick-off Party
Yee Haw! Cowboy Paul Borrillo and Thunder greet patrons for this year's Western Fantasy Kick-off Party

By Blacktie Staff

Glamour, great outfits, and superb hors d'oeuvres stole the show at the kick-off party at the fourteenth annual Western Fantasy Gala.

Models in this years Patron Party Fashion Show wore Neiman Marcus' finest labels with a Western flair.

The show stopper was Debi Medved in a floor-length, aubergine brocade evening gown with low back and long train.

Janet Elway worked the runway like a pro, dazzling the crowd in a caramel colored Escada leather three-quarter car coat and matching pants.

Party organizers carried out the Western theme from entrance to exit. Thunder greeted the patrons, cowboy Paul Borrillo charmed the ladies, while cowboy singer Pete Martinez entertained the crowd.

This year's October 27 gala is expected to raise $10 million for Volunteers of America. Entertainment will be Toby Keith, Male Vocalist of the year.

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