June 15, 2012 - Lutheran Family Services ZooBQ
What: Lutheran Family Services Annual Family Charity Event
Where: Denver Zoo
When: Friday, June 15, 2012
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Ticket Prices: Adult (13 & Up) $25; Children (3-12) $20; Children (0-2) free
Beneficiary: Lutheran Family Services
President(s): Jim Barclay
Entertainment: Dennis Michael
Music: Stephan Hume
Sponsors: 9News, CoBiz Financial and The Augustana Foundation
Attire: Come as you are
Special Thanks: Courtney Graham, Mrs. Colorado 2012
Board of Directors: Chair: Mike Porter; Secretary: Debbie Payne; Vice-Chair Finance: Will Schippers; Vice-Chair Resource Development: Jennifer Bick; Vice-Chair Board Development: Keith Hedstrom; Vice-Chair Program Services: Ann Hultquist
Blacktie Photos by: Christopher Smith
Sue Popp, left, with President/CEO Jim Barclay, Margaret Hinchey and Donald Hinchey
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Nearly 1,000 people mingled at the Denver Zoo on Friday at the annual ZooBQ, benefitting Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains.
LFS helps support and assist families and vulnerable children through a variety of adoption, foster care and other services, and the event at the zoo serves as a major fundraiser.
Families enjoyed a barbeque dinner surrounded by face painters, musician Stephan Hume, magician Dennis Michael and Courtney Graham, Mrs. Colorado 2012. They also got to check out the zoo exhibits, including the recently opened Toyota Elephant Passage.
"This really helps us to build more awareness in the community about LFS and who we are," said Danette Goldhammer, manager of special events and community relations. "It just really gives us an opportunity to thank our donors. We also have our foster program and and adoptive program here too and the people that we help serve. It's just a way to thank our community."
LFS, founded in 1948, responds to critical needs of about 30,000 people each year in the Rocky Mountain region, including a recently-opened office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The organization supports programs for adoption, pregnancy counseling, foster care, disaster response, refugee and asylee services, immigration legal services, older adult and caretaker services and prevention services.
To make an online donation or learn more about LFS, please visit www.lfsrm.org.