CASA of the Continental Divide thanks participants in seventh annual Gingerbread Event |

CASA of the Continental Divide thanks participants in seventh annual Gingerbread Event

Anne Marie Chapin, CASA board member

The seventh annual Gingerbread Event, which benefited CASA of the Continental Divide, was held Nov. 27 at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek and raised nearly $30,000. CASA wishes to thank all those who supported the event financially and with time and effort. Linda Ebright, chair of this fundraiser, deserves a great deal of credit for its success – thanks, Linda, to you and your committee! There were many hard-working volunteers who helped with this event and you all know who you are. CASA thanks all of you wholeheartedly. SPONSORS: Vail Resorts, Alpine Bank, Beau Jo’s Pizza – Chip Bair, Jerry and Laura Dziedzic, The Ferguson Family, 1st Bank – Summit County, and the GALs of the 5th Judicial DistrictDONORS: Pepi & Sheila Gramshammer; Gallegos Masonry, Beaver Creek Resort and Slifer Smith & FramptonIN KIND CONTRIBUTORS: Beaver Creek Resorts, Breckenridge Arts District, CMC Culinary Department – Doug Schwartz, Computer Trouble Shooters – Chip Sanders, Krystal 93, KSMT, Mountain Public Radio, The Mountaineer, Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, Starbucks – Avon, Summit Daily News, TV 8 – Avon and Vail DailyProfessional Division Winners were: 1st – Bernie Oswald & Brian Williams/Confections Creations; 2nd – Kate Button/Sweet Basil; 3rd – Marcia Kramer Hone & Bernard Schrag/Johnson & Wales University. The other professional entrants were: Kevin Campion/Cool River Coffee House; Rachel Colby and Susan Vlass /Copper Mountain Bake Shop; Chris Brinkman/Keystone Lodge & Spa; Mark Metzger and Bill Fitzgerald/Larkspur Restaurant and The Restaurant Avondale; and Travis Prose and David Harker/Omni Interlocken Hotel Amateur Division Winners were: 1st – The Rose Family; 2nd – Traci Deskin & Vonda Modlin; 3rd – Roberta Dorfman. Children’s Division 1 (age 7 & under) Winners were: 1st – Hailey Gentilini; 2nd – Natalia Potente; 3rd – Katelyn Caudill. Children’s Division 2(age 8-12) Winners were: 1st – Wicklund Family; 2nd – Sara Dorfman; 3rd – Jack Dorfman. CASA thanks all of you who created and submitted houses for this event.Silent Auction Donors were: Waddell and Reed; Auth Chiropractic Clinic; Vendettas; The Pines Lodge; Axel’s; Karat’s; The Charter at Beaver Creek; Antler’s at Vail; Maximum Comfort Pool & Spa; ROXY; Karin’s; Tommy Bowers Ski; Campo de Fiori; Gary Wicklund; Briar Rose Restaurant; Tom Hess; A Secret Garden; Plate Fossil; Pure Life Salon; Omni International; Holly Stein Jewelry; Steak & Rib; Dr. Bruce Perry; Felicia Studio; Sonnenalp Foundation; Pamela Saden; and Costco .Cookie donors were Columbine Bakery, Blue Moon Bakery, French Press Restaurant, Star Bucks, Confection Creations, Butterhorn Bakery and Cool River Coffeehouse, Mary’s Mountain Cookies and Sandy Kuschneros.Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Continental Divide advocate for abused and/or neglected children in the 5th Judicial District which includes the counties of Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake and Summit. New volunteers are always being sought.The next training will begin January 23. Anyone interested should call Colleen Bergman, volunteer coordinator, at the CASA office (970) 513-9390.

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