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November, 22 2008 - The Adoption Exchange follows The Road Home

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Faye Crowe, Carol McNealy & Carol Burks One of the best silent auctions in town - year after year. A healthy salad was the first course. Mike & Linda Budd with Chris & Bethany Budd
Jerry & Janet Patton with bronze sponsor - Walgreens Jim & Kathy Brown Pre-dinner entertainment by: Catherine deWard, Kellen O'Neill & Shannon O'Neill Jamie & Mary DeMinico
Joanne & Billy Dunn Beth Bistany tries a tasty hors d'oeuvres perfectly presented by Arlene with Epicurean. Beth Bistany with her husband, Jim Bistany Colorado Expression Photog, Stephan Cruse, talks with Terry Wiedeman, the auctioneer for the evening.
Alex & Susan Cantwell Dixie van de Flier Davis, Executive Director of The Adoption Exchange, greets some very special guests. Doug & Cynthia Evans Some great conversation....
The Janssen Family: first row: Cuties - Jordan & Cody; second row: Mom & Dad - Pamela & Clint David & Pam Kiker, Dixie & Bert van de Flier pose for a photo Dixie van de Flier Davis with Renee & John Elofson Bert & Dixie with Renee & John Elofson
The Road Home - connecting children & families Marsha Cooper with Brad & Kristen Kemp Matt & Denise Rivera Darrell & Dorothy Noble
Members of honoree Ed Adams' family: front: Cathy Adams & Joy Pyne; Back: Marnie Adams & Beckett Senter Kate Fergus with Chris Kiker Auction item: A 2008 Bronc Scooter, donated by Avi Mizrachi and Janet Perlstein. Chef Charles "Chas" Apple and wife Dana Apple. Chef Charles donated two six-course dinners for 10 prepared in your home.
Becky Morley, Mark Cannon, Michelle Cannon & Carrie Busch Catherine deWard plays a mean fiddle! Tim & Wendy Campbell with Regal Entertainment Alejandro Espinoza & Roz Elliott
Dale Pope, Feona Mulholland, with Robin Parks Ashley Stafford & Matt McDonnell (check out Ashley's cute boots) Janet & Mark Ballenger Joe Miller, Abbie Miller & Marsha Giordano
Rhonda & Bill Schneider with Marion Neiser Shirley Plaatzes & Denise O'Brien with bronze sponsor - Wendy's Restaurants Ted & Lina Shipman with Jim Korpal also with Wendy's Pam Kiker (Adoption Exchange board chair) & husband, David Kiker with Tony & Debbie Carnesi
Janet Perlstein with Paul & Vicki Karyn & Rick Bailey Don & Vanessa Martin John Ridges with David Zinger
Jill & Larry DiPasquale - owners of Epicurean Catering who served up some mighty tasty vittles at dinner. Jodi Johnson with Glenn Anderson Executive Director of The Adoption Exchange Dixie van de Flier Davis with Susan Larkin The Denver Post's Society Editor, Joanne Davidson with BJ Dyer of Bouquets Florals
Ken & Judge Kathy Delgado Platinum sponsor Jim Padgett (center) with the Padgett Family Foundation, chats with friends. David & Pam Kiker with David Eaton Brad McNealy and his posse!
The Road Home photo on the wide screen was very powerful. The elegant crystal piece given to Ed Adams - The Wednesday's Child Award winner Dennis Foley & Rozolen Stanford Valerie Zanon with Tim Wieland
The Walgreens Group Brooke Wagner, CBS4, once again was the delightful Fantasy Ball emcee. The Grills family table: Sarah Tommer, Ina Grills, & Paula & Glen Thompson Ron Wenne enters an auction bid on the new computerized auction system introduced this year.
Helen Fedders helped man one of the silent auction tables. Tom Mustin, CBS4, shared emcee duties with Brooke Wagner Pam Kiker, chairwoman of The Adoption Exchange board of directors, thanks everyone on behalf of the "kiddos." Brad McNealy hugs Rhonda Schneider with Carol McNealy nearby
Brad McNealy & Rhonda Schneider Children waiting.... Waiting.... Waiting....
The answer to their prayers. The Janssen's talk about their many blessings as a family. Jordan, Pamela, & Cody share a special moment on screen. Peach crisp with vanilla bean Ice cream for dessert!
The Janssen family presents Ed Adams with his "Wednesday's Child Award" - the highest honor given by the Adoption Exchange. Ed Adams accepts his award for his extraordinary dedication and commitment to the children. Ed Adams thanks The Adoption Exchange for the recognition and for all they do for waiting children. Highly acclaimed auctioneer from Greeley - Terry Wiedeman starts the live auction bidding.
The hand painted wine cellar - stocked with 32 bottles of fine wine - was one of the live auction items. Beautiful pots were up for bid in the silent auction. Bronze sponsor table host - Micro Motion, Inc. Brad McNealy & Dixie conduct a paddle raiser.
Still waiting.... Still waiting.... Still wating... Ian when he first started looking for a forever home.
Ian, still waiting... CL when he first started looking for a forever home. CL, still waiting.... "Asleep at the Wheel" woke everyone up with their lively music.
Asleep at the Wheel - the Kings of Texas Swing Smokin' drums! Texas Swingers Guests were ready to get out on the dance floor!
Girls just wanna' have fun.... Robin Parks, Manager of Volunteer Services for the Adoption Exchange, couldn't have asked for a more successful evening at the Fantasy Ball! Barb Ridgeway wore her stunning silver necklace. Laura Lemon, Colorado Director of Development for the Adoption Exchange, is happy with the success of this year's Fantasy Ball - "The Road Home."
Suzanne Dose with Marion Neiser A pat on the back to: Kathy McGill, Amanda Pierce, and Laura Davis Guest leave the ballroom after a wonderful evening.... With a little chill in the evening air, these ladies were glad they brought their coats.
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