Thank you Enumclaw, for your enthusiastic participation in “Beam Me up Enumclaw,” the Arts Alive! 27th annual masquerade, dinner and auction.

VFW Post 1949 and the Marines presented the colors, regally and patriotically.

Allegro Women’s Ensemble delivered a stirring, beautiful rendition of the national anthem and started the evening off on a good note (pardon the pun!).

Frank Thompson and Sheila Shannon shepherded us through the festivities with help from the Enumclaw High School Art Club and our supporting cast of volunteers.

Truffles Catering provided wonderful food and the Crystal Quilters created a beautiful quilt that was raffled off at the end of the evening.

It was our honor and privilege to recognize Gary LaTurner and his contributions to our community and to the arts in Washington state since the late 1960s. Thank you to all those who sent messages and good wishes to Gary – we tried to include as many in the program as we could print.

Thank you to our primary sponsors, Skynet, Dr. Nancy Becker, Becker Hearing Center, Helac, Jim Fugate Ford, Steve and Julie Scofield, Jim and Sally Zoll. Thanks, too, to those that purchased advertising in our program and to all who donated to make the event a success.

Arts Alive! Center for the Arts is completely volunteer-run. Our board and supporters put in endless hours of work to make the evening happen. Gang, I am happy to be one of you!

I apologize in advance if I have left anyone off the list – there are so many to thank.

I sincerely hope that all who attended this year will join us again next year and that we will see many new faces as well. Your support of this event, our primary fundraiser, allows Arts Alive! to fund scholarships and support visual, musical, literary and performing arts and artists throughout the year. We literally cannot do that without you. Thank you for valuing the arts and contributing to the continuation of a rich, vibrant arts community on the Enumclaw Plateau.


Celia Bender,

auction chair

Arts Alive!

Center for the Arts

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