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April, 12 2013 - Gathering Place Gala is a Joyous Global Getaway

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Renee Butler and Richard Galvin Laura Meixell and Keegan Kuhlmann Heidi and Kevin McNeil Paul and Kristin McCain (left), with Scott Griffin
(l to r): Alice Wurst, Samantha Horoschak, Allyson Therien and Laura Carpenter Kusogea Nobi Drum Ensemble entertained during the reception and silent auction. The room is prepared for the dinner program and live auction. President and CEO Leslie Foster (left) with Jane Berryman, of Gourmet Fitness Pro
Carrie and Jack Luellen Taking a photo for Facebook Volunteers and niece-aunt duo Alli Halton (left) and Sally Shawcross (l to r): Kristin and Scott Miller, and Becky and Eric Jacobson
Brenda Roush, VP of development, and Immediate Past Board Chair Andrew Peterson Perusing the silent auction Patti and Tim Capps Proudly displayed before its place on the live auction, autographed new book "One Day, One Night at a Time: Women Write of Poverty, Homelessness and Hope," poetry and prose written by Gathering Place members.
Everod and Claudia Samuel Checking out the Dierks Bentley-autographed guitar (l to r): Pat McCabe, Renee Butler, Linda Schnurbusch and Patty Larson The reception was full of energy and friendship. (l to r): Jeff and Christine Bowers, and Kristin and Shawn Miller
(l to r): Chris Conner, Melanie Asmer and Terrell Curtis (l to r): Forest and Robin Dorin, Brooks Stewart, Philip Infelise and President/CEO Leslie Foster Checking out the competition at the silent auction. Who is "bearly" ahead in current bids? People continue to stream in for the sold-out event at The Wildlife Experience.
(l to r): Matt Warner, Alicia Sweeney, Ashley Kubba Lisa Zavoda and Keegan Kuhlmann (l tor ): Mary Beth Valentine, Tim Jordan, John and Beverly Karns, and friend Samantha Wiiest (left) and Michelle Morovitz
Kirsten and Bridje Morgan (left), with Liza Aslor Charles Peterson and Amy Adams (l to r): Mindy Borgman, Justine Zollo and Cesar Gevert Vicki Hellmer and Joe Phillips
Erin and Mark Jachimiak (l to r): Tim Morroni, Terrell Curtis and Russ Vince (l to r): Travis Bricker, Ben Farrow and Dayle Jones (l to r): James Adkisson, Andrew Catbagan, and Sandee and Aaron LePedis
Alan and Terry Loujuana Samantha Wiiest and Kevin McNeil (l to r): David Wexler, Board Chair Rachel Basye and Roy Alexander Suzanne Engle (left) and Marcia Hubbell
(l to r): Mike Williams, Immediate Past Board Chair Andrew Peterson and Cynthia Peterson, and Janet Williams Tiffany Choi and Addison Choi Carol and Jamie Stiehr (l to r): Steve and Val Stremsterfer, and Stephanie and Joe Mease
Buford Thompson (left) and Malcolm Evans Ryta Sondergard (left) and Glynis Albright With President and CEO Leslie Foster, Aaron Jenson (left) and presenting sponsor Randy Carter (l to r): Kitty Yuen, Chris Kastelic, and Bob and Ginny Fuller
Cheryl McCain (left) and Lindsey Dankleff Shawn Bartlett and Jody Hertle At the photo booth: Miriam Vigil and Elizabeth Amariles Tables are readied for dinner.
Table settings included global decor. Dori and Rob Eggett Irrepressible auctioneer Don Martin (l to r): Leslie Tanner, Marie O'Neill and James Allis
(l to r): Jackie Bove, Richard Replin, Elissa Stein and James Carr Emcee Aaron LePedis Guests dine in the lighted shadow of the Eiffel Tower. Rachel Basye, chair of the board
(l to r): Laura Meixell, Above and Beyond Award recipients Suzanne Burm and Kirsten Morgan, and Lisa Zavoda Above and Beyond Award recipients Suzanne Burm and Kirsten Morgan began the Writers' Group at The Gathering Place, and this year published a book of members' poetry and prose. Presenting sponsor Randy Carter, of the Randall A. Carter Foundation, toasts to a successful event and a pledge to once again be presenting sponsor at next year's gala.  
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