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Sheffield Place – Off the Wall

October 8th was the date for Sheffield Place’s Off the Wall at The LEX at Municipal Auditorium. Peter Sunderman and Curt Thomas served as the honorary chairmen. More than 450 supporters enjoyed dinner, drinks, and local art to benefit programs for the homeless children and mothers at Sheffield Place.

Camden Hanzlick-Burton celebrated a winning bid at the live auction.


Bob Reece, Joyce Phelps, and Skyler Phelps


Jo Anne and Bill Dondlinger, Juliette Singer and Ian Spinks, Melissa Ford and Eric Molloy, Dr. John and Karen Yungmeyer, and Ken and Norma Buchwach


(Seated) Edie Downing, Lundy Joyce, Mary Katz, Cyndi James, Tom and Deb Swenson, Bill Lattimer, and Cynthia Schenken (standing) John Schenken

Featured in the November 26, 2022 issue of The Independent.
Photo Credit: J. Lew Photography


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