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November, 11 2004 - Brunch in the Pines for Children's Hospital Patrons

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Meghan Arnold, left, a member of the gala corporate committee, with Tonya Everist, who is with the Children's Hospital Foundation The charming Sharon Whiton Gelt was overcome by purple passion Steven Rosdal of Hyde Park Jewelers caught up with Caroline Rickenbaugh at the juice bar Children's Hospital CEO Dori Biester, left, with June and Craig Ponzio of Evergreen, volunteers with Children's Circle of Care program
Debbie and Mike McCarty, left, with Pam and Joe Ignat. Debbie and Pam are auction co-chairs. Hard-working Leslie McKay of the Children's Hospital Foundation, left, with her boss, Steve Winesett, CEO and president of the foundation, with Sue Ellen Goss and Tonya Everist Childrens Hospital doctors transplanted a kidney from Rachel Joha's mom to her when she was just a baby. Today, she's doing great in kindergarten. David Stewart was born 27 weeks premature. He has needed lots of care from Childrens, where he has become a staff "favorite."
Steven Rosdal, left, and Michael Pollack are co-founders and owners of Hyde Park Jewelers in Denver, Aspen and Las Vegas. They are donating a commissioned Italian piece worth $15,000 to the auction. Marc LeVarn of Vail Fine Art with one of three pieces the gallery is donating to the Childrens Hospital Gala auction. This print is by Alexandra Nechita, the 13-year-old wunderkind dubbed the "petite Picasso." Titled "Brave in the Attempt," it was inspired by the Special Olympics and is valued at $2,500. Marc LaVarn explains "The Antwerp Cathedral" to Children's CEO Dori Biester. The etching, by Roger Hebbelinck, is valued at $2,400. The 6,700-square-foot Pavilion made of Amish Country White Oak provided a gorgeous setting for brunch
Pam and Richard Barg completed the Pavilion in six months -- just in time for their daughter's June wedding Steve Winesett, president and CEO of the Children's Hospital Foundation, thanked committee chairs for their hard work Gala Chairwoman Charlene Dunn presents Pam and Richard Bard with a little red wagon from Children's Hospital The site where the Pavilion sits once was a helicopter garage
Charlene Dunn and Steve Winesett single out gala auction co-chairs Debbie McCarty and Pam Ignat for their diligence Gala volunteers get a little "thank you" gift from Tiffany's Steve Winesett loads up corporate committee chair Wayne Berger with tokens of appreciation Richard Bard made guests laugh when he said the Pavilion was "meant to be a small project."
"A lava lamp!" Deborah and Wayne Berger say it's just what they've always wanted. Steve Edmonds of the University of Denver with Debbie McCarty Kenny Weintraub's company, Chef by Request ,served a sumptuous brunch Steve Katanic of Barg and Company oversaw construction of the Pavilion. The white oak was shipped from Ohio to woodworkers in San Antonio, Texas to be hand hewn because "they were the best craftsmen we could find."
DU's Steve Edmonds with woman of the hour, gala mistress Charlene Dunn Children's supporters Peter Wells and Joy Johnson enjoyed the picture-perfect September Sunday in Evergreen April Montoya, left, heads up special events for the foundation; Kristin Dimig is in charge of the corporate giving team; and Pat Winter is executive assistant to founation CEO Steve Winesett. Nicole King, left, Ann Balzano and Barbara Regan are with Mutual of America, a gala sponsor
Patron party hosts Pamela and Richard Bard, surrounded by their handiwork The Bards pose in front of the Pavilion The awesome setting once housed a helicopter garage. The eagle behind the Bards is a bronze sculpture. Event planner Sue Ellen Goss with Paul Esserman
Pam Bard insisted on including ample windows so views of the trees would be everywhere! Guests hate to leave the lovely setting....    
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