June, 24 2011 - Star-Gazing at TAPS Songwriters & Artists Dinner

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Susan Powell and Anita Morton hawk stuffed animals

Joan Beninati and Amanda Mountjoy from the steering committee flank Mark Harmon (at least his cardboard likeness)

Singers Tony David and Pam Hughes, Shannon and Dean Cooper with Al Duran

Strong supporters, Pat and Randy Taylor

Tom Allee from Pueblo's Center for American Values stands with Nolan Hargrove

Bonnie Eckert and Alan Hannifin representing Taylor Oil Properties

Celebrity Army Col. Greg Dillon with wife, Linda Lee Dillon

Paul Beninati, Nolan Hargrove, Jeremy Pierce, and David Sanderson

The auction tables get lively

Dena Pastorini with radio, TV talk show host Peter Boyles

American Furniture Warehouse star Jake Jabs (without tiger), poses with Chairs, Jan & Miles Cortez

Founder Bonnie Carroll hugs Andrea Castro on her steering committee

Dani and Tony David mingle with guests

Army SSG Jed Remmey and wife Lauren mix with other officers

Rollie and Cindy Austin stroll through the sales tables

Rena and Leon Palmer, proud to be Air Force, proud to support TAPS

John & Pat Frank made all the auction displays

Event organizers and executive directors Bo & Lynne Cottrell, left, talk with Al & Mary Watson

Miles Cortez with the Roche gang: Ann, Walt, Sarah, Rex and Greg

Something for everyone at the auction tables

US Army (ret) Col. Bruce Dikeman and his wife Pat

Mike Cohen, Bob Lachenmaier, Pete Leeds, all in the furniture business

Jennifer and Air Force Col. Chance Saltzman

Red Lion's Hotel Manager, Hermann Haastrup stands with Jane Hall, the Greetings Chair

Rena and Leon Palmer, Col. Deirdre Mahon, Maj. Mike Shirley, Lt. Col. Kelly with wife, Pooh on his left

Lynne Cottrell with singer David Allen, hospitality chair Al Duran and singer Leslie Satcher

Andi Allott, Jewel Hargrove and Amanda Mountjoy

Sales table gets crowded

A big thanks to all the volunteers!

Steve Gatlin gets a little help finding his name tag. Yes, he wore it.

Denver faces, Pat Robinson with Jake Jabs here for a great cause

Robin and Nathan Leininger know the value of TAPS

Celebrity Natalie Vickers of Mount West Sports Network

AME7 David Sanderson, E7 Chief Robert Gray and Jessica Gray, E8 Sr. Chief Juan Garza and Jadie Garza

House Rep. Nancy Todd and husband Terry, House Rep. David Balmer and Andrea Castro

Representing sponsor Reimer Electric: Kim Uhrig and Jill Tarver

Luda and Brian Savage, Edie Marks and House Rep. David Balmer

Darrel & Kathy Schmidt, Gerri & Kim Keeley

Pat Robinson with cowboy philanthropist Casey Kemp

Aizlinee Sceery, Kaja Sceery-Burr and Gordon Burr

Ret SGT Eric Sipf with Lt Gen Michael Gould, Superintendent of the Air Force Academy, his wife Paula and Susan Sipf

Melissa Rosales, Todd Lindgren, Tony & Debi Henderson

Aliya and Rhonda Sheya in matching black

Steve & Marianna Ritchie chat with KOA's Mike Rosen

Sue Richard with broadcast journalist and doctor, Col. David Hnida

Bo Cottrell and Susan Powell joke around

Larry Gatlin and comedian Gary Mule Deer bump into each other in the lobby

Larry Gatlin goofs around with Gary Mule Deer

More than 300 attended Friday's dinner and show

Singer-Songwriter Brett Jones warms up before the show

The Gatlin Brothers - Steve, Larry and Rudy - lead the show

Nashville Songwriters Charla Corn and Clay Shelburn