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KidsTLC – Benefit18 “Transformation”

KidsTLC ’s Benefit18, “Transformation,” was held on October 20th at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Partygoers enjoyed delicious fare, handcrafted cocktails from J. Rieger and Company, live entertainment, and silent and live auctions. Lucy and Andy Rieger served as the chairmen, and members of the Ives Family were the honorary co-chairmen.

Greg and Nancy Koons with Emily and Atlee Gafford



Graham Brown, Charlie Lasher, Maggie Snipes, and James Campbell


Andy and Lucy Rieger, chairmen


Lissa and Lance Melber with Lynn Porter


Donna and Nick Calvert with Tom and Donna Mertz


Rhonda and Greg Harrelson


Alex Wilson, Maddie Kupchin, Luke Driskell, and Kaileigh Kupchin


(Front row) Tommy Bickimer, Julie Bickimer, Mary Bickimer, and Carmen Bickimer (back row) Mike Bickimer, Tom Bickimer, Jenny Bickimer, and John Bickimer


Shannon Wickliffe, KidsTLC; and Stephanie Wickliffe

Also featured in the December 15, 2018 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Kit Doyle and Brian Rice


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