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Annual Benefit 2017 Recap

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On October 14, 2017, guests entered our historic building, posed on the red carpet, and mingled during the cocktail hour. There were variety of wine to taste, delicious appetizers, and photobooth opportunity with an actual Emmy Award! The event truly began when guests went to our auditorium (not before grabbing popcorn!) and our emcee Ed Kelly introduced everyone to CEO Dr. Patricia, our sponsors: Sorenson, Hamilton Relay, and City National Bank. Curtains were drawn shut and all eyes were on the screen, “Love is Never Silent” began to roll.

As the film delivered its powerful message, Ed Kelly introduced the panelists: co-executive producer Julianna Fjeld, screenwriter Darlene Craviotto, actor Ed Waterstreet, and interpreter Francine Stern. The panel provided interesting insights about the process and challenges they endured during the making of this film. For the final curtain call, we presented a video interview with author Joanne Greenberg, who wrote “In This Sign” book which led to the making of the film. Raffle and silent auction winners were announced and some guests were able to take home wine afterward.

It was a beautiful event and could not be done without our supporters, sponsors, and YOU! Thank you for being the STAR.

For those who want to see the video interview, click below to watch:

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Photos courtesy of Jillian Gordy (Instagram: @jgordyphotography) and Lieurene Tran (Instagram: @lieurenetran)