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Around Aspen: Flamingo A-Go-Go

Mary Eshbaugh Hayes
Aspen Times Weekly
MEHAt the Flamingo party are, left to right, Kelly Doherty, honorary chairman Kathy Klug and Warren Klug.
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If you noticed all those pink flamingos around town last week, they were in celebration of Flamingo A-Go-Go Again, the annual fund-raiser for the Aspen School District held by the Aspen Education Foundation. The party was held Saturday, April 16, at the Doerr-Hosier Center at the Aspen Meadows and everywhere you looked there was pink: worn by many of the party-goers, pink drinks (topped with paper flamingos), on the decorations and even the lighting. Co-chairs for this years party were Suzanne Pfister and Jody Feagan with honorary chairman Kathy Klug. I’m told that every year has raised more funds than the year before, and this year surpassed last year. I’ll have the figures with more photos next week.

Had a note from longtime Aspenite Sarah Pletts. She joined Women in Film this year and went to Los Angeles for the Oscars. She is producing a WiF seminar comparing international film markets. She’s also working on her film for the Living Arts Studio about her father, who died just before Christmas. Sarah is also studying dance in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Former Aspen writer Ted Conover was guest of honor last week at a gathering given by the Friends of the Denver Library at the Oxford Hotel in Denver. Ted was given the “Evil Companions Award” and he talked about his book, “Whiteout: Lost in Aspen.” Ted is now teaching writing full-time at New York University and his latest book, “Routes of Man,” has gone into another printing. Aspenite Gib Gardner went to the city to attend the event.

Undercurrent … Everyone I see is saying the same thing: “I am so over snow!”


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