June 27, 2007 - Time to Shake Your Groove Thing
What: Disco Party
Where: Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret
When: Wednesday, June 27th, 2007
Time: 6 p.m.
Ticket Prices: VIP: $75; General Admission: $50
Beneficiary: Dani's Foundation and The Teen Clinic at Children's Hospital
Mistress of Ceremonies: Michele Ashby
EMCEE: Mitch Kouba
Executive Director: Michele Ashby
Staff: Carmen Johansen - Treasurer; Gloria Wright - Secretary; Claudia Cruz and Johny Stell
Catering: Palomino Restaurant
Music: Lannie Garrett
Auctioneer: Gary Corbett - Auctioneer
Menu: Caesar salad, Rigatoni Bolognese and garlic pepper wings.
Attire: Disco threads
Event Coordinator: Cindy DeLarber
Blacktie Photos by: John DiTirro
The main man Keith Ashby with the divas: (left) Lindsay Carr, Jenny Salima and Michele Ashby
Remember Angel Flight suits, platform shoes, pet rocks, tye dye shirts, bell bottoms, even the disco ball? Takes you back, doesn't it? It was all in style on the 16th Street mall in downtown Denver Wednesday night, June 27, and all to help the memory of a special girl named Dani and Dani's Foundation.
It was time to put your dancing shoes on, it's a "Disco Party" as Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret turned into a disco nightclub and it was a stone cold groove! The mood rings were changing colors left and right with the beat of the music. When you entered the Cabaret, it had the '70s music playing throughout and the outfits were wild.
The staff at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret had created a special night to remember Dani by. Yes, this house was on fire. The Palomino Restaurant catered a delicious meal. They had a nice buffet table of chef's salad, wings and pasta. The silent auction included handbags, overnight stays to numerous locations throughout Denver and even some street signs that were painted to show the icons of the 1970s - John Travola and the Bee Gees.
When the bidding was over it was time for the main event. Lannie Garrett took the stage with her band and the dance floor was full. You could see anything from the Hustle, the Robot and yes, even the California Strut, which was later named the Electric Slide. The party was one to remember. It took the crowd back to the days when you could barely get onto the dance floor at the discos and people were decked out in the Angel Flight suits and everyone was a dancing king or queen.
Dani was a very special individual who fought a very valiant and brave battle, but succombed to Ewing’s Sarcoma, a type of cancer that typically affects children and young adults, in 1999. Dani's Foundation was created to raise funds to support the research and development of cancer treatments, both conventional and alternative. For more information on how to get involved with Dani's Foundation, please log onto the website http://www.danisfoundation.org/.