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June, 25 2011 - Giddy-Up Gala a fun ride to benefit Children's Hospital Colorado

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Children's Hospital patient ambassador Emily Strand (second from left), and her family. They live in Casper, Wyo. Leslie McKay and Roger Hutson Debbie Moore (left) and Claire Simmons try to guess the weight of Lola and Stella in a contest to win a NOOK reader. Crooked Willow Farms was an idyllic country setting for Giddy-Up Gala.
Myra Smith and Jim Travers inhale the indulgences in the cigar room. Debora and Lance Fennel relax on the cow-hair settee Checking out the view (l to r): Brooke Mann, Elizabeth Mann, Caitlin Selby and Jenny Mann Steve and Paulette Barnes
Bridget Dryer and Danny Kellogg Dwayne and Colleen Wright Darcy Kerber and Jay Melvey pose on a "Romeo and Juliet" balcony, western style. Bud and Rona Lewis
Collin Sherick guards his beer from the inquisitive nose of Lola. A ringing dinner bell was the cue for folks to mosey on over to the barn for dinner. Jay Melvey and Darcy Kerber with a smiling camel William Matthews, Sarabeth Jones and "John Smith"
William Matthews with Children's Hospital foundation board member Laura Barton Children's Hospital Colorado board members and supporters Cathey Finlon, chair of the Children's Hospital board, with husband Dick Mike Odair and Shannon Melcher
Event volunteers Ashley Depew (left) and Megan Meyers Bradbury Properties, event sponsors, await the Little Big Town concert. Scott Bonner (left) and Lee Means Representatives from "Triple Crown" sponsors Phipps-McCarthy accept framed event posters from Children's Hospital ambassadors Austin Beckner and Emily Strand
Dr. Frederick Suchy, chief research officer at Children's Hospital Colorado, address the crowd. A video highlighting the good works of Children's Hospital Colorado drove home the reason for the event. Emily Strand with dad Dr. Jason Strand Anticipation began to build as the lights were lowered for Little Big Town's concert.
First hit out of the Little Big Town bag: "Little White Church" Kimberly Schlapman takes in Jimi Westbrook's solo. Karen Fairchild takes the lead. Little Big Town took time to high-five with the Giddy-Up Gala crowd.
In perfect harmony: Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook (middle) and Phillip Sweet Kimberly Schlapman and Phillip Sweet vocalize for the cowboy crowd. Little Big Town belts out another hit for the crowd. Karen Fairchild mesmerizes with her solo.
Dr. Joan Bothner (left) and Katie Evers Matt Clough leans on a fence with a birdseye-view of the concert. Cynthia Binetti (left) and Mary Cusack Chelsey and Jared Barr
Guests could enjoy Little Big Town's concert up close or via the giant screen. Members of sponsors KHS&S Contractors Volunteers (l to r): Dawn Lindner, Wanda Castleman and Kirsten Stetson Shannon and Deb McComic
Cathey and Dick Finlon boot-scoot around the dance floor to the sounds of Little Big Town. Brendan Fitch and Heather Allen Susan Bayne, with daughters Chelsea (middle) and Haley Charley Graft with (l to r): Susan, Chelsea and Haley Bayne
This group was among the first to enjoy the post-concert marshmallow roast Children's Hospital ambassador Austin Beckner (left), with Jill East and Travis Stearns Jodie and Chad Zierke Goldie and Joel Cohen
(l to r): Julie Headley, Cary Larger, and Aimee and Evan Corazzari Van Morgan and Dawn Ali Crooked Willow Farms offered the perfect setting for activities at Giddy-Up Gala. Larry and Amy Sampson, with Ginger Delgado (right), of Real PR Media
Andy Novickis at the bootshine Dan and Linda Evango Mike Hawkins, Jo Bellinger (middle) and Marilyn Davis Nationwide co-workers ready for the concert.
The entire Nationwide crew displays their western style. Wille Oliver (left) carves a gorgeous slab of prime rib for Bruce and Mary Kay Freeman Mary and John Portscheller Tablemates and sponsors: Giddy-Up Girls' Night Out/Jena Hausmann, Joan Bothner, Kelly Johnson
Friends and co-workers of Children's Hospital Colorado Children's CEO Jim Shmerling with wife Debbie Charming ambassadors for Children's Hospital Colorado: Emily Strand and Austin Beckner Quick-witted and among the fastest talkers we know: Scott Goodhue (left) and Bret Wager
Sponsor tablemates, Guarantee Electric Sponsor McLane Western tablemates await the concert. The FirstBank group was a "Silver Stallion" sponsor Elizabeth Romero and Garrett Silva
Stogie-meister Patrick Gallagher (left) and Darryl Lyon Crothall Healthcare had a ringside seat for the Little Big Town concert. Members of the Children's Hospital Foundation staff (l to r): Todd Williams, Terrie Ames, Kevin Gardner and Jeanie Ayala
Susan Krago (left) and Tamara Rapp Members of the Bradbury Properties, "Silver Stallion" sponsors, at dinner. Cheryl and Darryl Lyon Children's Hospital Colorado ambassadors Austin Beckner and Emily Strand give executives last-minute pointers before taking the stage.
Chris and Molly Lucas, with Kallie Packo (right)      
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