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Outtakes: Folsom & El Dorado Hills

Jan 04, 2017 05:21PM ● By David Norby

The Purkis family: Tim, Matthew, Elanie and Ryan; with the Harrison family: Jennifer, Beth and Mike

Blues and Brews for Vets
November 5  //  Lakehills Covenant Church, El Dorado Hills 

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills celebrated veterans, active service, POW/MIA and those who gave their lives serving our country at this annual event. Live blues came courtesy of Tia Carroll and Her Awesome Blues Band, and beers were served by Mraz Brewing Company. Beneficiaries include Wheelers for the Wounded of California, Rolling Hills Blue Star Moms and the future Veterans Memorial Regional Park in El Dorado Hills.

Jill and Val Lasko with Jo Leon  Lori Wilson with Rolling Hills Blue Star Moms Chapter President Robin DeCristofaro  3  Tia Carroll performs  Eric Chennault from Wheelers for the Wounded of California performs the POW/MIA ceremony Cathy Statham, Sherie and Bill Tobin, and Cynthia Lowery

Photos courtesy of Laurie Edwards

Celebration of Miracles Gala
November 12  //  Lake Natoma Inn, Folsom

This seventh annual fund-raiser collected $50,000 to help families from Northern California spend time with their babies while they are hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of Mercy San Juan Hospital. Over 200 guests gathered at Lake Natoma Inn for a night of dancing, wine tasting, casino games, and bidding in live and silent auctions.

Jennifer King, Erica Oresky, Ginger Sackmann, Tera Suzuki-Dalia and Karena Moy Marcus and Tanea Kilgore, with Natalie and Christian DeWild  3  Jim and Dr. Jill Walsh  Wayne and Shirley Kuykendall with the Gladding family: Nick, John, Katie, Annie, Barbara and Sanford The Purkis family: Tim, Matthew, Elanie and Ryan; with the Harrison family: Jennifer, Beth and Mike

Photos by Clementine Photo Booths

Folsom High School Music Boosters’ Crab Feed and Auction
November 18  //  Folsom Community Center

This event raised critical funds for the nationally renowned jazz program at Folsom High School. Nationwide Insurance, a new sponsor to the program, gave $5 for everyone who signed up at their table, resulting in a total of $1,000, which was then donated to the Folsom High School Music Boosters. The live auctioneer was local radio celebrity and Folsom resident, Phil Cowan, host of the morning show of the same name on AM 1380 The Answer.

Nicole Spotswood and Michelle DiChristopher  2  Kari and John Zimny  3  Marc and Kathryn Allaman, with Dan and Terri Haverty  Mark and Mona Powell with Eric Hanson  Eric and Stefanie Bertelsen  Elizabeth Clark, with Bryan and Whitney Riggs

Photos by Yung-Hsin Sun

Kaia FIT Folsom Grand Reopening
November 10  //  705 Gold Lake Drive, Suite 110, Folsom

Kaia Fit Folsom recently came under new ownership of Viki Crane, and this event gave attendees a chance to see the new gym, meet Kaia FIT founder Nikki Warren and see what the program has done for three runway models. In addition to cocktails and appetizers, there were goodie bags sponsored by Aqua Fx, Ronda with Nordstrom cosmetics, Chick-fil-A and Origins. Aqua Fx also provided hair by Andi and makeup by Brandi for the runway reveal models—Lynda Warner, Dortha Hise and Mindy Niemi—who collectively lost over 12 pant sizes and 150 pounds.

Mindy Niemi, Dortha Hise and Lynda Warner Viki Crane   3  Mindy Niemi, Dortha Hise and Lynda Warner

Photos courtesy of Kaia FIT Folsom

Self-Defense for Life Workshop
November 5  //  One Body Pain and Performance Solutions, El Dorado Hills

All ages and levels learned lifelong self-defense skills at One Body’s annual fund-raiser, which raised money for Women Escaping a Violent Environment (Weave).

Celio “Ty” Silva demonstrates an escape move with daughter Kalina  Ty coaches Natalia and Dana Seffs  Michael Lafave with trainer Matthew Eckhardt  Kalina, Ty, Karen, Dailan and Jiliana Silva  The Silva family and students 

Photos by Tom Paniagua 

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