Mountain Mayhem: Wildwood Benefit |

Mountain Mayhem: Wildwood Benefit

Aminah and Vincent Franze with Kiki Raj and Chris Everson.

Wildwood School’s annual Casino Night on April 8 brought teachers, friends and parents of current and former preschoolers together for a benefit evening at the Cooking School of Aspen. Event hosts included Chuck and Marni Bond, Rob and Meghan Holmes, Jessica Phillips and Tejay van Garderen, and John and Jeannie Seybold with community sponsors Hansen Construction, ANB Bank, Alpine Bank, Woody Creek Distillers, The Aspen Times, Pearl Vodka and Sotheby’s.

Guests arrived to fabulous passed hors d’oeuvres and drinks, bidding opportunities on sensational silent and live auction items, and gambling with casino play money with prizes for top winnings.

Wildwood generations were represented with many former students in attendance who are now parents of past, new and forthcoming Wildwooders.

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