MOPS serves up a tea time tradition

There’s nothing like tradition.  And the West Side Mops have created just that with their annual MOPS Tea fundraiser.  Over 100 friends, family, mothers and daughters sat down to an afternoon filled with good company, good conversation, delicious treats and of course tea.  The beautiful tabletops expressed the artistic side of the guests. Once again, I was on hand to capture their ‘traditional’ event photos. Sales were donated back to the West Side Mops.  Click here to view all the photos from the tea.

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Polish Home Association

How many Pierogi can you eat?

This year’s Pierogi Festival was a first of it’s kind for Dom Polski.  Dancing, singing and eating took to the streets as the parking lot was turned into a staging area for wonderful performances by the Polonez dance troupe from Vancouver BC; Seattle’s own Polish Choir – Vivat Musica and Mlodzi Polanie youth group; plus White Eagle folk group  from Victoria BC.  This year there was all you could eat Pierogi plus potato pancakes (my favorite!), stuffed cabbage, kielbasa and bigos.  Guests could dine in the polish hall or sit outside and listen and dance to the fine entertainment.  For those who worked up a thirst the Beer Garden was a major attraction. The weather was just perfect for this wonderful Polish cultural event.  To view all the images just click here.

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CCFA - Crohn's and Colitis Foundation · Current

CCFA Luncheon at Olive 8

I support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation because my sister has dealt with the disease for over 20 years. Giving back to CCFA is an honor.  Meeting special people like Mike McCready and his lovely wife, the kids at Camp Oasis is all very rewarding. Once again I was on hand to offer my photographic skills in capturing the annual benefit luncheon.  You can view the images from the luncheon be clicking here

Mike McCready & Ashley O’Connor Award 2012 goes to Ghassan Wahbeh, MD

Below Ashley McCready and Barb Wodzin pose for a photo at the luncheon.

The Kennard Family get a chance to meet Mike McCready. Their yound son suffers from Crohn’s just like Mike.

Auctions · Current

Molly races to finish line

It was a great day for a benefit auction at Dirt Fish Rally School in honor of a young up and coming race car star by the name of Molly Helmuth. Her Fund A Dream campaign will pay for her racing education, her race car team and of course all those car parts. I’ve heard that she can run with the big boys without flinching. You Go Girl!  Take a peek at all the pics from her great auction by clicking here.

Molly Helmuth and her dog Sprocket along side her latest race car #92
Auctions · Current · Fauntleroy Neighborhood

Auction raised money for Resident LIfe Care Fund

It was the 6th Annual Spring Champgne Brunch & Auction for The Kenney in West Seattle. Family, friends and supporters gathered to raise a glass and raise some money for The Resident Life Care Fund.  Keynote speaker was photographer Nick Del Calzo, who conceives and produces his own photographic projects that advance human values. Being a photographer myself I was in awe of his great talent. His black and white images truly capture the human spirit. Look for his book “Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty”.

In the meantime take a peek at the fun these folks had….

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