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November 30, 2006 - Little Black Dresses In Vogue for Inner City Health

What: Annual Fund Raising Event for Inner City Health

Where: Valley Country Club

When: Thursday, November 30th, 2006

Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Beneficiary: Inner City Health

EMCEE: Mark McIntosh

Co-Chair(s): Bev Church, Scottie Iverson

Committee Members: Ann Alttbrandt, Annie Achee, Arlene Mohler Johnson, Bev Day, Diane Hornbecker, Barbara Gallagher, Jan Top, Kevin Iverson, Dr. Tom Gargan, Kris Lamers, Lani Hood, Laura Slifer, Lorraine Salazar, Paul Dunne, Marlene Siegel, Douglas Kerbs, Valere Shane, Dr. Dean Prina

Entertainment: Lots of little black dresses

Of note: Eleny - the designer

Attire: Little Black Dress for women, Tuxedo for men

Board of Directors: James “Jim” Shira, M.D. - President , William “Will” Barnes, J.D. - Vice President , Hunt Holsomback, C.P.A. – Secretary , Christine J. Bess , John Forney, D.D.S, Brinda D. Herron, Edward Ho, M.D. , Marisol Solarte-Erlacher, M.A., Julissa Molina Soto, Sandra Thiessen, Robert “Bob” Williams, M.D.

 The aptly named chairs for the Little Black Dress affair
The aptly named chairs for the Little Black Dress affair

The "little black dress" is a perennial favorite - always in style.  And by "always", I mean even nights when the temperature doesn't crack 20 degrees.

Such a night was Thursday night, the 30th of November.  But the loyal supporters of the Colorado ANGELS, and the Inner City Health Center braved the cold temperatures to showcase everything black from demure to downright sexy.

The Colorado ANGELS is a fundraising guild founded in 2002 by the late Florence Ruston and Scottie Iverson.  They were in full force on Thursday.  They managed to snag famed designer Eleny.  Eleny has been designing evening dresses for the past 35 years.  She had been a strictly retail operation at Fifth Avenue at 56th street, but just recently started a wholesale division. Now, her designs are available in specialty stores and boutiques throughout the country.

The Valley Country Club was decorated for the holidays and in a festive mood.  The very dapper Paul Dunne of Inner City Health was there to serve as reminder that while so many have so much, that health is the most precious commodity, particularly at this time of the year.

Inner City Health Center is a private, not-for-profit health care facility providing medical and dental care as well as counseling services to the medically uninsured and low-income individuals and families of metropolitan Denver and beyond.  Did you know that they are in an enterprise zone?  That means you tax deductible donation gives you a credit on your state income tax.  If you'd like to make a donation, please copy and paste this link into your web browser:

After seeing this event, I think there needs to be a support group for devotees of the "little black dress."

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