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March, 08 2008 - HOPE Center: Vintage Vegas Comes to Denver Again and Again

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One of the silent auction items, a collectible set of books about Colorado history Dealer Pat Willett Nate' Malone (left) and Hope Center's Executive Director Gerie Grimes Dealer Robert Bullock sets up for Blackjack
Executive Director Gerie Grimes (In red) trys her hand at Roulette. Dealer Frieda Phillips and Chavon Stribling Catering by Michael's of Denver was displayed beautifully Catering by Michael's of Denver included spring rolls - an exotic mix of bok choy, water chestnuts, tofu and giger with Thai chili sauce for dipping.
The table settings were beautiful. Vocational Program Coordinator Otis Preston (left) with Development Director Bruce Duran Left to right: Bruce Duran, Van Nguyen, Gerie Grimes, Sandra Garcia and Andi Fishman Hope Center gave away gifts to the guests at the end of the night.
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas! Guests playing Jacks or Better - Dealer Todd Taylor with (left to right) Yasmaine Ford Faggan, James Harris, Sonja Harris and Talana Mitchell Janet Vogel (left) with Jim Vogel and Joanne Cuerden Tora Wright (left) with Flajaun Preston and Linda Burl
The ICE sculpture -- Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada Rosalie Lay-Ramsey (left) and Andi Fishman Geri Dansby (left) with Jo Ann Fitts, Alex Fitts and Sid Dansby Maechele Long (left) with Tora Wright, Nate' Malone and Nikki Ware
James Busby poses in front of the Craps table Michael's of Denver catered the event. One of the items was "Rocky Mountain Money Bags" - Individually hand tied with a nori string filled with shrimp, peas and water chestnuts. John Warren proudly displays his top hat and a smile. Dee Butler (left) with Lorraine Butler and Joanne Butler
Tonya Pohlman and Mike Dillon Texas Hold'em - Otis Preston (left) with Kerri and Travis McAfoos Board Member John Hanson (left) with Sue Mergen and Krista Keogh enjoy Vegas Night. Justine Taylor (left) with Janise Hill, Mary Heider and Taneshia Carey
Karla Banks (left) with Mel Johnson and Wayman Walker Auctioneer Cindy Engel introduces the live auction. Travis McAfoos, winner of the Famous Dave's prize with Auctioneer Cindy Engel Executive Director Gerie Grimes (left) with Denver's First Lady Helen Thorpe and Kenneth Grimes
Cecilia Broder (Senior VP of Mile High United Way, left) with Denver's First Lady Helen Thorpe Playing Blackjack - Kijana Bullock (dealer); left to right: Nick Brown, John Warren, Charles Hoang and Y. E. Scott Left to right – clockwise: Sonja Harris, Talana Mitchell, Chuck Leali (board member), James Harris, Lisa Roy and Linda Leali Dealer hands out secret prizes to the Craps table players.
This lucky winner of a $20 gift certificate to Udi's is Mile High United Way's Art Rimando with Auctioneer, Cindy Engel Jill Dorancy (left) with Whitney Traylor Kathy Bullock (left) with Lanell Enge and Denise Dailey Executive Director Gerie Grimes (left) with George and Peggy Brantley.
Ken Grimes (left) poses with Otis Preston. C.T. Smith (chairperson, board) welcomes guests to the Las Vegas night and thanks everyone for coming. Denver's First Lady Helen Thorpe addresses the audience and thanks the HOPE Center. Honoree George Brantley welcomes everyone and thanks the guests for coming.
It wouldn't be Vegas night without chips and cards. Left to right: Bobby Kaur, George Brantley, Jamie Kaur and Carol Kobobel    
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