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September 13, 2005 - Western Fantasy Gala Patron Party

Where: Neiman Marcus, Cherry Creek

When: September 13, 2005

Time: 6:00 to 9:00 PM

Ticket Prices: By invitation only

Beneficiary: Volunteers of America, The Post-News Charities Fund, Colorado Avalanche Community Fund, Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation

EMCEE: Asha Blake, WB2 News Anchor

Gala Chairperson(s): Kristina and Jay Davidson

Founders: Sharon Magness and Jean Galloway

Co-Chair(s): Sharon Whiton Gelt and Gail Johnson

Catering: Epicurean Catering

Entertainment: Gossamer Wings Fashion Show

Attendance: 100

Attire: Cocktail with a western theme

Florist: Bouquets

Models/Fashions: Donna Baldwin

Information: www.voacolorado.org

Blacktie Photos by: Jim Guttau


 Jean Galloway and Sharon Magness Blake, who founded Western Fantasy, pose with Jay and Kristina Davidson, the 2005 gala co-chairs.
Jean Galloway and Sharon Magness Blake, who founded Western Fantasy, pose with Jay and Kristina Davidson, the 2005 gala co-chairs.

Jim Guttau

"Does everyone have their outfits for Western Fantasy?" questioned Asha Blake of WB2, emcee for the 2005 Western Fantasy Patron Party, held at Neiman Marcus in Cherry Creek on September 13th.

If Western Fantasy attendees do not have their attire for the event yet, Neiman Marcus provides the answer to the dilemma with Gossamer Wings.

Designer Barbara Grimes of Gossamer Wings presented her collection of leather, suede, and denim in a stunning fashion show at the Patron Party. Grimes exclusively sells her collection at Neiman Marcus and has designed for Randy Travis, Lee Greenwood, Tanya Tucker, Pam Tillis, and many other stars. Designing western wear comes natural for this Santa Fe resident who was raised around rodeos.

Prior to the fashion show, Asha Blake announced the Western Fantasy items to be auctioned live at the October 22 event. Blake introduced Kristina and Jay Davidson, the 2005 gala co-chairs, who recognized the dedicated steering committee and patrons. Nancy Sagar, public relations manager for Neiman Marcus, introduced the fashion show, featuring models from Donna Baldwin.

The Patron Party, chaired by Sharon Whiton Gelt and Gail Johnson, is in its twelfth year and his held in prior to the Western Fantasy gala to thank major sponsors and patrons. Western Fantasy has raised $13 million for the programs of the Volunteers of America since its inception by founders Sharon Magness and Jean Galloway.

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