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October, 09 2004 - The Adoption Exchange Creates Memories and Fulfills Dreams

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Nathan and Sarah Tommer, left, Geri Dufford, Ina Grills and Cindy Charlifu. The Grills Family Foundation was one of the Gold Sponsors of the ball. Honorary Chair Pat Boone, left, Dixie van de Flier Davis, Ed.D., Executive Director and Jim Padgett Good friends Gabrielle Cases, left, and Nastassja Zappolo, Steering Committee member Brad and Alisa Kneper, left, with Sabrina Stavish and Dave Zinger, board member and former chair
Ouetta Sampson, left, Denise Wisdom-Thomas, Matt Morgan, Ben Lusz and Fred Padeway were representing the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado table, one of the Gold Sponsors for the ball President of the Board Pam Kiker with son Chris, husband David and good friend David Eaton. The Kiker's are longtime supporters of The Adoption Exchange. Fox 31's Ron Zappolo and son Spencer, left, with Ina Grills and Dan Reilly For a ten-dollar donation, each guest received a beaded necklace with a key and a chance to win the Wisdom and Belief inspiration necklace.
Todd and Christy Blakely, left, with Peggy Bock Steering Committee members Chris and Laura Boggs Honorary Chair Pat Boone with Ben and Marlene Krell, former board member Bob and Rose Blaylock
Shelbi Perry, left, Committee Member Judi Butt and Rose Blaylock. Judi's husband Don is a board member. Presenting Sponsors: The DiPasquale Family, Larry and Jill, left, and The Padgett Family Foundation, Sandy and Jim Kimberly Malsom, left, and Michelle Cannon Presenting Sponsors Jill and Larry DiPasquale, left, with Sharon Magness Blake. The DiPasquales are past honorees.
Michael and Jackie Sarlo, left, with Andrea Lund and Jeff Steffen Steering Committee member Jodi Kostelnik, center, with Kim Stone, left, and Sandy Nye Bill and Reva Caton Volunteers Trish Jacobsen, left, Okoyo Madrid and Katherine Razum helped guests as they registered
Event Co-Chairs Ray and Suellyn Nut, board member, left, with Marion and Brent Neiser, former board member Steering Committee member Trisha Moore, left, with Cindy Kean, and Debbie and Tony Carnesi Brian and Janet Powers, left, with Board Member Greg and Michelle Karl, Steering Committee members. Greg is the COO of Epicurean Catering, the cater for the Fantasy Ball. Candice and Mike Goins
J.D. Padgett and Pat Boone discuss education Mike and Candice Goins, left, R.J. and Neeru Jain, Cheryl Preyer and Brad Brown Steve and Mona Shapiro with Duane and Julie Clark Erin Markham and Jeremy Rosenshine
Ray and Suellyn Nutt, left, with Dan and Julie Diamond of Regal CineMedia Corporation, one of the Silver Sponsors. Stacy Keller, Matthew Keller and Sarah Wolfgram Heather Cody, left, Jan Rice, and Melody Roe Dixie van de Flier Davis, Ed.D., Executive Director, center, poses with Kay and Mac McDowll
J.D. and Jen Padgett , left, Sandy Padgett and Dixie van de Flier Davis, Ed.D., Executive Director Honorary Chair Pat Boone, center, with Honorary Director Jim Padgett, left, wife Sandy and son and daughter-in-law J.D. and Jen Padgett. The Padgett Family Foundation was one of the Presenting Sponsors. Honory Chair Pat Boone, center, poses with Event Chairs Ray and Suellyn Nutt, left, and Dixie van de Flier Davis, Ed.D., Executive Director, and husband Bert van de Flier CBS4's Tony Lopez and Brooke Wagner, the emcees for the ball, pose with Honorary Chair Pat Boone
Martin Wohnlich and Cindy Crawford, left, Honorary Chair Pat Boone, and Jan and Christian Haeusermann. Martin owns the 1770 Sherman Street Event Complex. Board Chair Pam Kiker with Honorary Chair Pat Boone Honorary Chair Pat Boone with The Adoption Exchange's Jacki Propernick, Director of Development and Dixie van de Flier Davis, Ed.D., Executive Director Steering Committee member Roselyn Saunders, left, with Mort and Edie Marks and Honorary Chair Pat Boone
A Wilson family portrait: Becky, Charlie and Martha Wilson and sister Cindy Scott. Robert and Sarah Fairfield "ham" for the camera Silver Sponsors Ernie and Sharon Magness Blake with Honorary Chair Pat Boone "Over 130,00 children are waiting across the country for their forever families," said Board President Pam Kiker
Honorees Charles and Becky Wilson of White Fence Farm Sarah Fairfield talks about being adopted, "Do you know this is like heaven?"... ...her brother Robert responds, "No, it is much better!" Honorees Charles and Becky Wilson of the White Fence Farm, told the guests that the real champions are the families that step up to love and adopt these kids
Board President Pam Kiker, left, Honorees Charles and Becky Wilson of the White Fence Farm, Dr. Dixie van de Flier Davis, and Diane Fairfield with her children Robert and Sarah The Grills Family Foundation table was one of the Gold Sponsors Cheryl and George Racz talk with Brooke Wagner of CBS4, as their children Josh and Cassie, patiently wait. George, also with CBS4, and Cheryl adopted Josh and Cassie. It was an extra special day for Cassie - she was celebrating her 11th birthday! Honorary Chair Pat Boone with Dr. Dixie van de Flier Davis and Bert van de Flier
Sarah and Robert Fairfield get a big hug from Honorary Chair Pat Boone Honoree Charles Wilson of White Fence Farm and past honoree Dr. Dixie van de Flier Davis, Executive of The Adoption Exchange Todd and Janell Kloosterman. Janell is wearing the "Wisdom & Belief Inspiration" necklace, valued at $235. She bought the lucky key (a ten dollar chance) that opened the jewelry box. "I want to help the plight and be part of the solution," Honorary Chair Pat Boone told the guests, referring to the many children awaiting adoption. “I grew up with my parents but there are many kids that aren't that lucky."
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