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Generosity at Speakeasy Soiree Benefits United Way

on November 20, 2012 - 12:23pm

The Los Alamos National Bank sponsored fundraiser for United Way of Northern New Mexico filled the Dixie Girl Restaurant Friday night. From left, Cathe McClard, Vice President of Human Resources at Los Alamos National Bank, LANB Senior Vice President/auctioneer Jill Cook and LANB Administrative Officer Danette Clark keep the excitement flowing during the live auction portion of Friday's Speakeasy Soiree fundraiser, in which 100 percent of the proceeds will go to United Way of Northern New Mexico. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Adding 1920's flair to the glitz and glamour of Friday's Speakeasy Soiree from left, LANB attorney Dara McKinney, Jennifer Corpion, Michele Stallings, LANB Senior Vice President Jill Cook, United Way Executive Director Kristy Ortega and LANB Administrative Officer Danette Clark. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com    

Staff Report

Community members arrived at the Dixie Girl in 1920s attire Friday for the swankiest event of the season, the Speakeasy Soiree fundraiser benefitting the United Way of Northern New Mexico.

Patrons posed in front of a vintage car for the 1920s themed night and their monetary contributions will go to United Way, which funds a variety of community organizations that help those in need.  

The Speakeasy Soiree was sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank and 100 percent of the profits go directly to supporting those United Way of Northern New Mexico effort in the local communities. 

The event featured food, music, a live and silent auction, medicinal elixirs, and even games of chance.

Anyone who had a photo taken with the vintage car friday night is reminded to get their order in so the final numbers raised from the event for United Way can be tallied.

Los Alamos National Bank CEO/Chairman Bill Enloe and his wife Kathy Enloe dress in the spirit of the 1920s for the Speakeasy Soiree Friday, which benefited United Way. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan with his wife Janet McMillan attended Friday's fundraiser for United Way of Northern New Mexico. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Roaring 20s ladies from left, Jennifer Corpion, Dara McKinney and Mickey Gulley. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Cathe McClard, left, and auctioneer Jill Cook point to LANB CEO/Chairman Bill Enloe after a bidding frenzy for a one-on-one lunch with him raised $250 for United Way. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Gambling for charity added to the speakeasy atmosphere at the Dixie Girl Restaurant in downtown Los Alamos. Paula Olson takes her chances at the craps table. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Dixie Girl table server Fernando Rodriquez shows a bottle of wine to patron Bonnie J. Gordon at Friday's fundraiser. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LANB's Claire Bradley, left, and Anne Kain. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos National Bank's Jill Cook poses with a vintage car outside the Dixie Girl Restaurant Friday night. Proceeds from the photos went to United Way. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

County Council Chair Sharon Stover with husband Steve Girrens of Los Alamos National Laboratory arrived all decked out for the Speakeasy Soiree Friday night. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

From left, Wendy Schmidt, School Superintendent Gene Schmidt, Lore and Jerry Ethridge of LANS. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LANB Chief Technology Officer Paul Cook and his wife Theresa Cook and LANB employees Michelle Stalling, Jennifer Corpion and Carlos Padilla chat during Friday's fundraiser at the Dixie Girl. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Auction items line the hallway at the Dixie Girl Restaurant for Friday's Speakeasy Soiree fundraiser to benefit United Way of Northern New Mexico. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 


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