Marvelous Time at the August 23 Taco Bar Fundraiser

Rain was threatening – but Immigrant Pathways Colorado had our very own weatherman present, and he promised us no more than a sprinkle.

Sure enough, IPC’s taco bar and silent auction fundraiser the evening of August 24, 2016, went off with nary a hitch at Platte River Bar & Grill on South Santa Fe Boulevard.

Dave Aguilera, Channel 4 weatherman, who graciously volunteered to be our emcee for the evening, provided delightful entertainment along with the beautifully upbeat band, Brighten Star.

Board members all pitched in to make the evening a success, but special thanks is due to Amy Conklin and Michele Wolf for their extraordinary work in gathering amazing silent auction items. (One special item, a patio fireplace, was finally purchased in a very funny last-minute bidding frenzy between two guests, who laughingly bid each other up time after time for a great charitable cause.)

The food was great, as one would expect at Platte River Bar & Grill. Both the food and band were provided by Pancho (Frank Redman), manager of the long-time favorite Littleton hangout.  His terrific support was central to making the evening a success.  Next time you’re there, ask for Pancho and thank him for supporting Immigrant Pathways Colorado!

A shout-out also to the businesses, organizations and individuals who donated items to the auction.

They include:

  • African Eyes Travel
  • Arapahoe Community College
  • Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
  • Autawash Carwash and Detail Center
  • Café Terracotta
  • Canvas and Cocktails
  • Chocolate Therapist
  • C.J. Culllinan
  • Colorado Avalanche
  • Colorado Railroad Museum
  • Colorado Symphony
  • Comedy Works
  • Denver Aquarium
  • Denver Art Museum
  • Denver Film Society
  • Denver Zoo
  • Dinosaur Ridge
  • FirstBank
  • Hacienda Colorado
  • Jazz Car Wash and Detailing
  • Kroenke Sports Enterprises
  • Kwik Car Wash
  • Lehrer’s Fireplace and Patio
  • LiDo Wines
  • Karen Martin
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Nancy Rupert
  • Romano’s Italian Restaurant
  • Saj Mediterranean Grill
  • The Sebastian, Vail
  • Smokin Fins
  • South Suburban Park & Recreation District
  • Town Hall Arts Center
  • Village Roaster
  • Whole Foods Market – Southglenn
  • Wild Ginger
  • Marylin Withers – World of Dance
  • Rebecca Yarbrough

Thanks to each of these merchants, individuals and organizations for their support!

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