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February, 11 2009 - 2009 Pillars of the Community Gala Kickoff

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Paul Zueger (l), owner of Masters Gallery and David Murphy, CEO of Arapahoe House, pose in front of one of the many exquisite paintings in the Zueger home Dan Spors (l) and David Davidson from Epicurian Catering took a moment to pose next to a one of the fabulous buffet tables Bonnie Zueger (l) with Kristina Davidson, Sharon Whiton Gelt and Glory Weisberg There was quite a crowd that gathered at the home of Paul & Bonnie Zueger for the Arapahoe House kick-off party
Stevie Wing and Matt Seewald where on their way upstairs to view more of the fabulous artworks in the Zueger home Ron Stanley (l) with Arthur Schut, Deputy Director at Arapahoe House and Vickie Reierson Lockton Aleah Horstman of Arapahoe House and Mike Butler, a board member of Arapahoe House Gail & George Johnson
Cheri Murphy (l) with Kristina Davidson, Bob Fullerton and Jay Davidson Doug Hodge (l) and Kevin Valis came to show support for the Arapahoe House Lucille "Lucky Gallagher," President of Arapahoe House with Richard Steig and Tara King Pam Wagener, with Rick Carter of Palace Construction and John Wagener
Maggie & Dave Bolden Hunter Aldrich, Holly Dexter, Maggie Bolden and Vickie Reierson Ron Stanley (l), Arapahoe House Chief Financial Officer and Chris O'Brien, Development Officer for Arapahoe House The kitchen was a popular gathering spot as a delightful selection of hors d'oeuvres were provided
Leo Donian and Artemus Khadiwala-Donian with Bonnie Zueger Long time friends, Pat Jahde (l) and Betty Morton Mark & Katie Greer admire a beautiful piece of artwork Lou Jahde (l) and Ron Rose
2009 Pillars of the Community Gala honorees, Lou and Pat Jahde, founders of Palace Construction Special guests, Brandy Burr (l) and Jerico Domres Nancy Burnett poses next to one of the many beautiful sculptures in the Zueger's home The guests are gathered into the living room for a brief presentation
Jessica Shannon, Development Officer-Special Events for Arapahoe House, welcomes all of the guests to the kick-off party LaFawn Biddle makes her way into the room as she is introduced as a longtime Arapahoe House volunteer Jessica Shannon thanks LaFawn Biddle for her many years of service with Arapahoe House President and CEO of Arapahoe House, David Murphy speaks of the mission and history of Arapahoe House
The guests enjoy the speakers and presentations Jack Fitzgibbons, President of the Friends of Arapahoe House, reminds guests that "today is the birthday of the great emancipator, Abraham Lincoln... it is a great day" before he speaks of the great things Arapahoe House has accomplished Special guest Brandy Burr, (right), a graduate of one of the Arapahoe House programs, shares her amazing, and emotional story of overcoming an 18-year addiction with the help and guidance of Arapahoe House Brandy is presented with a beautiful bouquet of flowers
The 2009 Pillars of the Community Gala honorees, Lou and Pat Jahde, talk about the upcoming Gala Paul Zueger, with his wife Bonnie, are gracious hosts, as they open their home, filled with some amazing art works for all of the guests to enjoy Bonnie Zueger and Kristina Davidson, longtime friends and generous supporters of Arapahoe House Christine & Clayton Powers
Bev Henry and Bob Fullerton Ron Rose (l) and Lynette Hegman with James & Trudy Hilger    
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