Thank you, Colorado!
Celebrating 21 Years of CO H&V at our Annual Fall Benefit
Thank you Colorado for making this the place to be!
We had a great turnout and a fabulous time celebrating our 21st year in service to families raising children who are deaf or hard of hearing at the Two Penguins Bar & Grill on October 15.
A host of fun items greeted guests for the evening’s silent auction, “Red, White or Water” pull with 25 donated hydroflask water bottles. Auctioneer Debbie Stafford led us through 7 exciting offerings ranging from exclusive wine, a 21 person Party RV, a Steamboat Condo, Ryobi toolset (that took 8 volunteers to hold all the tools) and a pair of ReSound LiNX hearing aids that went to a family with a child who has hearing loss. The red and white star quilt pieced by a grandmother of a child with hearing loss returned from the 2014 auction to benefit us again – will this be an ongoing tradition? We also recognized Dianne Goberis as this year’s Families First Award winner. A Littleton mom won the chocolate drawing for a $150.00 Amazon gift card this year!
A huge thank you to all of our item donors and the volunteer committee who assembled them, from the Livescribe Echo Smartpen to Buell Theater Tickets for Two for Something Rotten, an American Furniture Warehouse gift certificate, a FloBots signed album, cupcake decorating set, Arapahoe and Ski Cooper lift tickets, handmade jewelry, a refinished rocker, and even vintage Colorado history books to carry out our Colorado theme.
The staff at the Two Penguins were attentive and welcoming and all pronounced dinner a success. Key Lime and Lemon Bars offered by Das Meyer Pastries, two Napoleon Cakes by The French Kitchen, gluten free red velvet cake by Kim and Jakes Cakes, NothingBundtcakes and apple crisp from Forest Hill Bakery rounded out the evening.
Guests enjoyed five complimentary beers and a cider along with the full cash bar for any specific wish. We enjoyed the Hesse Hurtado Acoustic Duo who is always fun, and even got a few people up dancing.
Watch for pictures on our Facebook page and be inspired by a a community who values parent-to-parent support and a philosophy of nonbias.
A huge thank you to all of our sponsors below, our volunteer interpreters, CART through Visible Voices, emcees, event committee, and of course the guests who always make the evening!
Patronize the “Two Penguins” at 13065 East Briarwood Avenue, Centennial, CO 80229 near I-25 and Arapahoe Road.
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
We are grateful to all of our sponsors and corporate/friend tables:
Believe Kids Fundraising
Children’s Hospital Colorado – Two Tables
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Friends of D & D
Goberis Family and Friends VIP
Fans of Goberis
Janet & Joe DesGeorges and Friends
Marion Downs Center
Mental Health Center of Denver
Friends of Tracy McGurran
Rocky Mountain Deaf School
Rocky Mountain Ear Center, LLC
Friends of Tracy McGurran
UCHealth Hearing and Balance Clinic –
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Alex Montoya and Family – Sponsor of Families First Award
Natural Wisdom Counseling
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