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The Folly Theater – Folly Frolic

Ashley and Ramin Cherafat were the honorary chairmen, and Sara E. Welch and Steve Paddock served as the co-chairmen for The Folly Theater’s Folly Frolic, “Celebrating the Renewal of an Iconic Theater.” The November 17th benefit concert featured Oleta Adams, blues and gospel vocalist. More than $175,000 was raised in support of the 118-year-old theater.

Steve and Linda Taylor, Dennis and Palle Rilinger and Linda Lyon

 

(Front row) Josh Dampf, Bri Hopkins and Ivan Garnica
(back row) Drew Elliott, Jordan Borrell and Alyse Marie

 

Katie Castro and Michael Carmona

 

Board Member Alex and Cynthia Solorio with Chris Benner, board member

Also featured in the January 5, 2019 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: J. Robert Schraeder Photography

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