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The National WWI Museum and Memorial – 2022 Night at the Tower

September 17th was the date for Night at the Tower, a benefit for The National WWI Museum and Memorial. Ann and Bob Regnier were the honorary chairs, and Tim Van Zandt and Chris Beal and Loren and Tom Whittaker served as the event co-chairs. The festivities included live and silent auctions, which supported the Global Education Initiatives’ future success.

Loren and Tom Whittaker, event co-chairs


Pat and Bob Dudley


Shane Ward created art for the auction.


Shane and Angela Smeed


John Readey and Elaine Drodge Koch


Mattie Carter, Linda Ward, and Sydney O’Dear


Meredith Burns, Warren Burns, Aubrey Burns, Ruth French Burns, and Jacob Hodson


Bonjwing Lee


Christine Kemper and Linda Beal


Tom Paolini and Nate Orr


Bob and Ann Regnier, honorary chairs; Katherine Carttar and Mayor Quinton Lucas, and Elaine Drodge Koch with Loren and Tom Whittaker and Tim Van Zandt and Chris Beal, event co-chairs


Featured in the November 12, 2022 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Freeland Photography and Paper Crane Photography


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