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Horizon Academy – A Novel Night: True Grit

A Novel Night: True Grit, a benefit for Horizon Academy, was held on February 25th at The Gallery Event Space. Liz Barnes, board member, served as the honorary chairman, and Morgan Parker and Hillary Winzenried were the co-chairmen. Rae Daniel was the emcee for the festivities, which featured a Western theme. Guests enjoyed a performance painting by Mike Debus. In addition to a delicious dinner and an auction, there was dancing to Funk Syndicate. Proceeds are earmarked to support educational opportunities for students who have been diagnosed with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities. 

Dr. Michele Kilo, board member


Rae Daniel, emcee; with Vicki Asher, Horizon Academy


Susie Cantor, Julie Altman, Janet Bloom, and Judy Dubrov


Ted and Molly Wiedeman with Karen Long


Liz Barnes, board member and honorary chairman; Vicki Asher, Horizon Academy; and Sharyl Kennedy

Featured in the April 29, 2023 issue of The Independent.


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