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April 19, 2012 - Cherry Creek School District Exceptional Volunteer Award Dinner

What: Dinner to recognize exceptional volunteers

Where: Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center

When: Thursday, April 19, 2012

Time: 5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. dinner

Ticket Prices: Individual $35, Child $16, Table of 10 $350

Libations: Hyatt Regency

Catering: Hyatt Regency

Menu: Butter lettuce & baby spinach, poached grapes, goat cheese, red balsamic vinaigrette, croustade bread on side; herb roasted chicken breast, wild mushroom sauce garlic & herb potato puree; mango cheesecake with raspberry sauce, chocolate shavings , raspberries and blackberries

Board of Directors: Board of Education: Jennifer Churchfield, President; Members Claudine McDonald, Jim O'Brien, Randy Perlis and Dave Willman

Blacktie Photos by: Janet Snell-Bergeon

 Wendy Debell introduced the Exceptional Volunteer Award which bears her name
Wendy Debell introduced the Exceptional Volunteer Award which bears her name

The Cherry Creek School District held their annual dinner to honor exceptional volunteers on Thursday, Apri 19, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at the Denver Tech Center.  Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour prior to being served a delicious dinner.

Following dinner, welcoming remarks were made by committee member Mari Anne Imhoff.  Then, Superintendent Mary Chesney spoke about the purpose of the awards dinner and described some of the ways in which the exceptional volunteers were described by their schools. She then introduced Wendy DeBell, for whom the Exceptional Volunteer Award has been named.   Wendy DeBell gave introductory remarks, talking about all of the contributions that these volunteers make in their schools and community.  

Awards were then presented to the 59 Exceptional Volunteers, along with the recital of a short biography and the school's nominating letter by Board of Education President Jennifer Churchfield.  Awardees enjoyed walking the red carpet to receive their award from Superintendent Mary Chesney, and then all recipients were congratulated by a receiving line of Board of Education members Dave Willman, Claudine McDonald, Randy Perlis and Jim O'Brien

The ballroom was festively decorated with live plants on each table, which were gifted to the Exceptional Volunteer awardees at the end of the evening.  In addition, hand-created paper flowers adorned the room in colorful pots, and were handed to each awardee as they walked down the red carpet. 

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