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Vicki West, Dick & Susan Hansen
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Alan & Roz Pactor
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Carlo Chiocchio & Jim Smith
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Carol Sawyer, David & Jenny Moore
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Diane & Brian Kingshill
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Lu Caltagirone, Marsha Braniff & Jan Carson
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Jack & Nancy Dinerstein
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Jim Daniel, Margaret Alkek Williams, Carole & Ronald Krist
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Kevin & Alissa Maples, Virginia & Dan Steppe
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Nancy & Franco Valobra, Jennifer & Alan Rosen
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Sue & Lester Smith
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Suzanne and Hernaldo Rivera
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Tony & Mary Gracely
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More than 300 guests attended the 2013 Krist Samaritan Center Gala: "A Samaritan Celebration", which helped to raise funds for the Counseling Assistance Fund. The fund provides high-quality counseling on a sliding fee scale to those who otherwise would not be able to afford mental health care services.
Prior to the dinner, remarks were made by Krist Samaritan Center President and CEO Reverend Gerald DeSobe, PhD. A welcome was given by Chairpersons Marsha Braniff, Lu Caltagirone and Jan Carson along with special guest Evelyn Husband-Thompson. An invocation was given by Reverend Mary Gracely.
The 2013 Samaritan Spirit Award Honorees were recognized for selflessly reaching out to others in need. Those who were presented with this honor included Jenny and David Moore, Carol Sawyer and Franco Valobra.
Supporters enjoyed placing their bids on several fabulous live auction items including a custom jewelry masterpiece comprised of more than 190 pearls and 48.8 carats of gem quality morganite and 40.8 carats of gem quality peridot, set in 18 carat gold plated sterling silver and created by Franco Valobra.
The Krist Samaritan Center raised approximately $400,000 in total from event proceeds.