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November, 10 2001 - Fantasies Come True for Adoption Exchange

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Past recipients of the Wednesday's Child Award. Larry and Jill DiPasquale of Epicurean Catering. Event co-chairs Margaret Johnson, left, and Cindy Wilkinson Reisch Ed Gruben, left, Jody Floreani, and Dr. Reid Goodman The glowing parents-to-be. Mistress of ceremonies Theresa Marchetta of NEWS4 and Bobby Hayden. In the video that was shown at dinner, Ms. Marchetta spoke about the many children that are waiting to be adopted, "Love someone you have never met before."
Patricia Jacobsen, front left, Katherine Razum, Pat Cody, and Catherine Binder greet the guests as they arrive Sharon Babcock, left, Phil and Fran Yeddis Dr. Reid and Linda Goodman, left, pose with Sandy and Jim Padgett Dashing David Eaton, very elegant in his white dinner jacket, flashes his pearly whites with 2001 Miss Colorado Kelly McKee
Jim and Deanna Lee, left, pose with Janet Perlstein, and Mark Temkin. Ms. Perlstein is the general consul for the Adoption Exchange. Dan Reilly, left, and Renee and Marv Rockford. Mr. Rockford is the general manager for NEWS4. The adoption exchange program is an opportunity for guests to donate money for different sponsors. These sponsorships support adoption parties, sponsorship of a Child's adoption, famillies connecting for kids, and Wednesday's Child taping at NEWS4. The tiles were designed by children awaiting adoption. Longtime supporters of the Adoption Exchange. Pam and David Kiker, left, and Tony Carnesi.
Chris Kiker, left, and David Eaton The Degeer Family DSAT President and Senior Equity Trader/Vice President of Invesco Tom Mantone accepted the honor for the Wednesday's Child Award, given to the Denver Security Traders Association. "Children need all the help they can get in this world, and we are in a position to help. . . We have a soft spot for kids and their futures." The Denver Security Traders Association has contributed more than $110,000 to the Adoption Exchange over the past three years with proceeds from its annual charity golf tournament. Miss Colorado Kelly McKee, left, and Miss Elizabeth Byrnes
The Knapp Family Longtime supporters David and Sally Armitage. Mrs. Armitage is a guild board member. Guild member Karyn Songer and Richard Horcasitas of TumbleWeed Development The sultry singer Lannie Garrett performed at the Fantasy Ball
Corporate committee member Gary Lutz, is flanked by Margaret Johnson, left, and Wendy Kelly Jacki Propernick, director of development for the Adoption Exchange and Julian Bradley of Creative Consultants 2001Miss Colorado Kelly McKee and Aaron Kucera Dawn Benenati, secretary for the Wednesday's Child Guild, and Tom Benenati
Autogragphed artwork by Steve Martin was part of the silent auction. Judy Blume, Bill Cosby, Maya Angelou, and Barbara Bush were among the celebrites that donated autographed memoriabilia. Ron Zappolo of FOX31 and Nastassja Zappolo, steering committee member for the 2001 Fantasy Ball Decorative palm trees sat on each table. Designed by Julian Bradley at Creative Consultants. The Colorado Children's Chorale, conducted by Associate Director Mary Louise Burke. The children sang and performed a medley of tunes.
Executive Director Dr. Dixie van de Flier Davis recognized the hard work and dedication of all the chairs and steering committee for the Fantasy Ball Jill DiPasquale, left, Barb Grogan, Larry DiPasquale, and Dixie van de Flier Davis. Mrs. Grogan won the bid for dinner for 10, catered by Epicurean. She plans to use the dinner as a fundraiser for the Adoption Exchange. Volunteers Maureen Dolph, left, Maria Hernandez, and April Gomez David Eaton proudly holds the Eric Messier autographed hockey stick
Lannie Garrett and Her Big Band had the guests up out of their seats and swingin' on the dance floor      
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