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BOYS & GIRLS CLUB 2013 LEADERSHIP DINNER

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Craig Martin, BGCC Board Chairman, Renee and Lester Crown, BGCC Trustees

With about 350 guests in attendance the annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago held their annual Leadership dinner at the Four Seasons as True Value Foundation and the late Jimmie R. Alford received this year’s honor. The event was chaired by Craig Martin with Vice chairs Todd Hamilton and Renée Crown, Master of Ceremonies for the event was Bill Kurtis.

Cotter Club Youth Volunteers with Bill Kurtis

Jimmie R. Alford, who died unexpectedly in 2012, was a lifelong advocate of the organization. He began his career at the Cotter Club at 18 and became their youngest Director at the age of 23

HERRADURA TEQUILA-OCTOBER 23

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Tequila Herradura hosted an evening where nine local artists created one-of-a-kind artworks using Tequila Herradura’s handcrafted oak barrels for the chance to win $10,000. Chicago was the 4th stop in the nationwide “Barrel Art Collection” competition. Adam Toht with his piece “Isle of Herradura, 2013” was the Chicago winner and along with the $10,000(drinks on Adam) he will get to travel to the Miami Showcase Event Finale in December.

“Winning a competition like this feels amazing and the money makes a big impact for me and for any artist; it means I can invest in time, tools and create more work.”-Adam Toht

Are you an art fan? You can vote online from October 25-November 8, to crown the “Chicago Fan Choice Award”

Erik Debat "The Calendar Round,2013"

FRYE

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FRYE recently opened a store in Chicago’s goldcoast neighborhood and to celebrate their first freestanding store in the Windy City, they hosted a private event which was also a celebration of their 150th anniversary. With music by DJ Matt Roan and a live music set by the band Blondfire, guests noshed, sipped and viewed the wide array of footwear and accessories.

IMG_1469-HiRes Lesley Prizant Goodman and Amy Tara Koch Blondefire

*images: BGCC;Herradura ; Francis Son

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