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First Call – 10th annual Celebration Evening

More than 350 guests gathered on September 22nd for First Call’s 10th annual Celebration Evening. Laura and Chris Vernaci served as the event chairs. Chef Gregory Gourdet, guest speaker; shared his story of recovery and hope with Lara Moritz and the audience. Guests enjoyed dinner, a live auction, and a client testimonial. Proceeds support the organization’s mission to reduce the impact of alcohol, drugs, and addiction by providing quality resources to individuals, families, and the community.

(Seated) Madeline Werkowitch, Taylor Brown, and Suzanne Taylor (standing) Toni Whitworth

 

Dana Posten and Bethany DePugh

 

Laura Vernaci, event chair; Gregory Gourdet, guest speaker; and Chris Vernaci, event chair

 

Ann Alexander and Laura Mussulman, board member

 

Melissa Gard and Heather Edvenson

 

Douglas Knetzer with Leslie and Peter Gasser

Featured in the October 29, 2022 issue of The Independent.
Photo Credit: Guessworks Studio

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