Miracle Flights for Kids was the charity chosen to benefit from a little soiree held at Mortise & Tenon furnishings

Thursday, August 29, 2002
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ON THE SCENE: Dorothy Huffey

Event supports flights to help children needing medical care

Thursday, August 29, 2002
Copyright © Las Vegas Review-Journal

ON THE SCENE: Dorothy Huffey

Event supports flights to help children needing medical care

Miracle Flights for Kids was the charity chosen to benefit from a little soiree held at Mortise & Tenon furnishings Aug. 22.

Miracle Flights for Kids enables all children to have access to the best medical care, no matter where that treatment is located, and no matter what the personal or financial situation of their families might be.

Often, health insurance companies do not cover out-of-state transportation. Volunteers associated with Miracle Flights for Kids provide air transportation for children and families to specialized health care facilities throughout the country at no cost to the parent or to the older patient if he or she meets the program's requirements.

The Mortise & Tenon store at 4590 W. Sahara Ave. is known for its unique furnishings that also can be seen on the sets of such popular television shows as "Friends," "Will & Grace," "Just Shoot Me" and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."

Guests were invited to see the new fall lighting collection: a sassy group of very small to tall lamps decked out in crystals, silk brocade and even eyelash fringe.

Debi Bedell, public information officer for Miracle Flights for Kids, greeted guests including the organization's founder and president Ann McGee and her husband Bill, entertainer Rick Thomas, Susan Houston, Sean Bayliss, Judy Robinson, Tanya Norbert and Kathleen Poulos.

Four lamps were set aside for a silent auction and a portion of all the lamp sales went to Miracle Flights for Kids. Bob Jeswald, weathercaster at KTNV-TV, Channel 13, did a wonderful job of getting the bidding up and collecting donations throughout the party.

Guest bartenders were TV anchors John Overall and Darren Peck of KVVU-TV, Channel 5. Wild Sage Cafe prepared wonderful appetizers such as warm puff pastry squares with wild mushroom duxelles and caramelized shallots; oven-roasted new potatoes stuffed with truffled potato puree; and chicken salad with sun-dried tomatoes and pine nuts on endive spears that were butler passed to guests Dr. Michael Carter, Dr. Victor and Yolanda Muro, Dr. Robert Gutierrez, Irit Langness, Robert Graff, Ken Brownlee, Tammy Foss, Nader Hassani, and Frances Lee Dowell with granddaughter Ashley Sade Holman.

Introduced was 3-year-old Justin Israel with his father, Wayne M. Israel. Little Justin has been flown back and forth to Arizona where he received a cochlear implant enabling Justin to hear sounds for the first time. Nancy Byrne and Veronica Meter were seen chatting with Felix Rodriguez, Maite Garcia, Jerod Lazan, Lynne Garcia and Juan Garcia of Mortise & Tenon.

Golden anniversary: Longtime Las Vegas residents Jenny and George Jaramillo recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends at their summer home in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Before retirement, George Jaramillo was the owner and president of Las Vegas Fertilizer Co. The Jaramillos were married 50 years ago at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Las Vegas.

The couple renewed their vows and received an apostolic blessing from the pope at St. Pauline's Chapel at the famous Broadmoor, a magnificent Colorado resort hotel built in 1918 exuding Old World charm. The couple rode in a horse-drawn carriage from the chapel to their summer home on the grounds of the Broadmoor.

A candlelight dinner catered by the Broadmoor was held on the patio overlooking the Broadmoor's golf course. Tables of eight, decorated in pastel colors with English bouquets of fresh flowers, were set for the 60 guests. There was an ice carving of the Eiffel Tower reminiscent of their trip to Paris, and strolling violinists entertained during dinner.

Joining their parents for this significant celebration were their children, Paul of Las Vegas, Greg of Colorado Springs, and Tina Farina and Kim Shah of Los Angeles.

A twilight supper welcome: Dorothy and Stan Bokelmann's Royal Crest Ranchero home was the site for a resplendent supper welcoming VannAnn Moore to Las Vegas. Moore was in town to perform her one-woman music theater production, "The Life and Times of Lillie Langtry," at Winchester Center theater.

The Performing Arts Society of Nevada and Clark County Parks and Community Services sponsored the performance.

Her father, Ivan Moore of Belen, N.M., accompanied Moore as they joined guests Mari and Floyd Harris, Dorothy Howard, Larry Groth, John Meren and Thomas J. Gallagher in viewing the Bokelmann's award-winning desert landscape garden. Hostess Dorothy Bokelmann had prepared a cold buffet of meats, salads and fruits. The dessert was double chocolate and orange pineapple cakes.

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