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The 2023 KVC Gala

The KVC Gala was held at The Abbott on May 5th. Margaux Blackwell and Kathy Woodward were the co-chairs for the event, which celebrated Cinco de Mayo. Dia Wall and Kevin Holmes served as the emcees. Guests enjoyed flavorful refreshments, a variety of live auction packages, a photo booth, the skills of a caricature artist, and the musical stylings of Lost Wax. The proceeds are earmarked for programs for children and families in crisis.   

(Seated) Kathy Woodward, co-chair; and Ken and Beth Nichols (standing) Phil Woodward, Lauri Jones, David Stofer, and Brad Boers


Ron Stricker, auctioneer


Lost Wax entertained the guests.


Ryan and Krystal Speier, Gretchen and Chad Anderson, and Dr. Vishal Adma


Angela Hedrick, Linda Bass, and Danielle Bartelli


John and Lori Barnes


Kevin Holmes and Dia Wall, emcees


David Stofer, Lauri Jones, and Dori and Brad Boers


Margaux Blackwell, co-chair; Renny Arensberg, and Kathy Woodward, co-chair


Chase Elliott, Vaughn Burkholder, and Bobby Eklofe


Jenna West and Lori Holmes


(Seated) Lauren Waldberg, PJ Woodward, Allison Davis, Rhian Pritchard, Jen Worsley, and Zoe Brewer (standing) Jackson Brett, George Nigro, and Matt Shapiro


Kathy Woodward and Margaux Blackwell, co-chairs


Cristina Simmons, Regina Lindell, and Jodi Foerschler


John and Kathy Roney, Susannah Sotos, and Co-chair Margaux and Tim Blackwell


(Seated) Nate Hughes, Colleen Hughes, and Cori Drouhard (standing) Justin Randall, McKenzie Randall, Braden Hollinger, Lisa Winchester, and Anna Van Brunt

Featured in the June 10, 2023 issue of The Independent. 


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