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March 27, 2009 - Bethany Christian School Hollywood Nights Auction

Where: Ft Lauderdale Grand Hotel & Yacht Club

When: Friday, March 27, 2009

Beneficiary: Bethany Christian School

Gala Chairperson(s): Marylinda Allen

Committee Members: Wendy Austin, Angela Clark, Amy Cox, Maxine Dalen, Lynn Dixon, Ann-Marie Glazer, Jill Harris, Mona Husband, Heather Lefka, Wendy Lueder, Curtney Mangan, Carmen Petersen, Lorrie Remy, Tanya Remy, Renee Richter, Beth Tansey & Lynn Taylor SPECIAL THANKS TO: Lenny Haber, Suzanne Gundelach, Laura Terwilliger & Jean Boer. Also thanks to Mike the A.V. man!

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Entertainment: Chris MacDonald as Elvis; Camille Terry as Marilyn Monroe & Joan Rose as Barbara Streisand

Sponsors: GOOD WILL HUNTING SPONSORS: The Lafferty Family - BRAVE HEART SPONSORS: The Proletto Family, The Dutoit Family, and, The Taylor Family - BABYSITTING UNDERWRITERS: The Velez Family - FRIENDS OF BETHANY UNDERWRITERS: Friends of Bethany Underwriters

Auctioneer: Dede Lomenick

Blacktie Photos by: Ginny Fujino



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BETHANY CHRISTIAN AUCTION NETS OVER $30,000
 
Nearly 200 guests turned out for Bethany Christian School’s Hollywood Nights Auction and Gala held recently at the Ft. Lauderdale Grande Hotel and Yacht Club. The event raised over $48,000, including sponsorships, with more to come from a continuing online auction. Many attendees followed the theme of the evening by dressing up in Hollywood style or as their favorite celebrity. 
 
The first portion of the event was devoted to a silent auction, which featured a variety of donations from local restaurants, salons, spas, and other businesses, as well as classroom gift baskets and services donated by the school’s teachers. Mingling with attendees were several celebrity impersonators, including Chris MacDonald as Elvis Presley, Camille Terry as Marilyn Monroe, and Joan Rose as Barbra Streisand. 
 
Following the silent auction, attendees were treated to a sit-down dinner in the Grande’s ballroom, during which they enjoyed live performances by MacDonald, Terry, and Rose.    As dinner was concluding, a live auction conducted by auctioneer Dede Lomenick took place. Among the items up for bid were a swordfishing charter courtesy of the Broward Institute of Orthopedic Specialists; a Marlins deluxe package including a luxury suite, 16 tickets, and a food and beverage package courtesy of Boston Culinary Group and Sal and Michelle Ferrulo; three nights in Key West courtesy of Waterfront Fine Homes; and a dinner party for 12 courtesy of A Gourmet Affair. 
 
Event sponsors included Chip and Mary Jean Lafferty, Dean and Rita duToit, Louis and Dee Proietto, Dr, Ken and Lynn Taylor, Samuel and Angela Velez, and Clemens and Adri VanderWerf. 
 
The auction was chaired by Marylinda Allen. Other committee members were Wendy Austin, Angela Clark, Amy Cox, Maxine Dalen, Lynn Dixon, Ann-Marie Glazer, Jill Harris, Mona Husband, Heather Lefka, Wendy Lueder, Courtney Mangan, Carmen Petersen, Lorrie Remy, Tanya Remy, Renee Richter, Beth Tansey, and Lynn Taylor. 
 
For more information about Bethany Christian School, call 954-522-2554.

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