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Charimen Grace Carlson and Steve Altier were Queen and King of the Mardi Gras themed gala.

Goodwill's Mardi Gras Gala

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 |

Charimen Grace Carlson and Steve Altier were Queen and King of the Mardi Gras themed gala.

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Jeremy Miller and Veronica Brandon Miller

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 |

Jeremy Miller and Veronica Brandon Miller

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Fred Lopez, Chris DeLeonardo and Yen Reed

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Fred Lopez, Chris DeLeonardo and Yen Reed

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Barbara Baseman, Charlie Lenger and Stephen Baseman surround Doug Ott, Goodwill’s Employee of the Year

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Barbara Baseman, Charlie Lenger and Stephen Baseman surround Doug Ott, Goodwill’s Employee of the Year

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Suzanne and John Hill

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Suzanne and John Hill

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The Observer Media Group’s Mardi Gras mask was up for auction.

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 |

The Observer Media Group’s Mardi Gras mask was up for auction.

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Lee and David Peterson

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 |

Lee and David Peterson

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Sister Edith Aliano, Mary Lemay and Sister Gilchrist Cottrill

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Sister Edith Aliano, Mary Lemay and Sister Gilchrist Cottrill

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Charles Meyer and Susan Neaves

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Charles Meyer and Susan Neaves

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Janey and Jon Swift

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Janey and Jon Swift

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Kathy Albrecht and Jim Helmich

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Kathy Albrecht and Jim Helmich

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Penny DiGregorio, Rick Hughes and Tonya Smith

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Penny DiGregorio, Rick Hughes and Tonya Smith

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Ruth Williams and Bob Rosinsky, President and CEO at Goodwill Industries Manasota

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Ruth Williams and Bob Rosinsky, President and CEO at Goodwill Industries Manasota

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Janet and John Hunter

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 |

Janet and John Hunter

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Jenn McAlister and Yen Reed

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Jenn McAlister and Yen Reed

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Mike and Dawn Bear

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Mike and Dawn Bear

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Colorful masks were available for guests to wear during the gala.

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Colorful masks were available for guests to wear during the gala.

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Rob and Amanda Morris with Retta and John Wagner

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 |

Rob and Amanda Morris with Retta and John Wagner

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Rob and Amanda Morris

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Rob and Amanda Morris

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Retta and John Wagner

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Retta and John Wagner

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Roz and Warren Foer

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Roz and Warren Foer

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Katie and Peter Hayes

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Katie and Peter Hayes

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Sandy Young and Lulu

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Sandy Young and Lulu

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Lisa and Jason Swift

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Lisa and Jason Swift

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Charimen Grace Carlson and Steve Altier

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 |

Charimen Grace Carlson and Steve Altier

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Charimen Grace Carlson and Steve Altier

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 |

Charimen Grace Carlson and Steve Altier

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Lou Ann Linn and Jamie Aymerich

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Lou Ann Linn and Jamie Aymerich

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Terry McGannon

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Terry McGannon

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People wandered the courtyard and bid on items at the silent auction.

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 |

People wandered the courtyard and bid on items at the silent auction.

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Jeff and Ginny Orenstein with John McKay

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Jeff and Ginny Orenstein with John McKay

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Kent and Lauren Hayes

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Kent and Lauren Hayes

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Samantha and Thad Cummins

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Samantha and Thad Cummins

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Dr. Emily and Dr. Michael Arsenault

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Dr. Emily and Dr. Michael Arsenault

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Larry Kabinoff and Deb Knowles

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Larry Kabinoff and Deb Knowles

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Katie and Jesse Biter

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Katie and Jesse Biter

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Scott George and John Mason

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Scott George and John Mason

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Dorrie Nolan and RJ Malloy

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Dorrie Nolan and RJ Malloy

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Alexis Robbins, Dayle Hoffmann and Meredith Garofalo

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Alexis Robbins, Dayle Hoffmann and Meredith Garofalo

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Molly Klauber

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Molly Klauber

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Jim and Elise Ramer

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Jim and Elise Ramer

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Paul and Dr. Bonnie Jones

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Paul and Dr. Bonnie Jones

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Jennifer and Larry Saslaw

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Jennifer and Larry Saslaw

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Nora and John Patterson

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Nora and John Patterson

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Kimberly Pawley and Jonathan Swift

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Kimberly Pawley and Jonathan Swift

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Nikki Logan and Brenna Wilhm

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Nikki Logan and Brenna Wilhm

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Michael Carlson

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Michael Carlson

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Courtney Adams, Eduardo Anaya and Paul Costello

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Courtney Adams, Eduardo Anaya and Paul Costello

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The tables were decorated with, purple tablecloths, plenty of beads and centerpieces by Tropix.

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The tables were decorated with, purple tablecloths, plenty of beads and centerpieces by Tropix.

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Rev. Art McClellan

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Rev. Art McClellan

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Second Wind Traditional Jazz presented Skip’s Dixie Mix

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Second Wind Traditional Jazz presented Skip’s Dixie Mix

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Scott and Candy Greer

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Scott and Candy Greer

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Ashley Grant and Brent Greeno

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Ashley Grant and Brent Greeno

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The ballroom was lit with blue, red, green, pink and purple lighting making the room festive for the Mardi Gras theme.

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 |

The ballroom was lit with blue, red, green, pink and purple lighting making the room festive for the Mardi Gras theme.

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Beth Green with her father, Gary Green

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Beth Green with her father, Gary Green

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Christian Ziegler and Bridget McGrath

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Christian Ziegler and Bridget McGrath

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Nikki Logan, Brenna Wilhm, Ben Thurmond, Kathryn McCue and Holly Lundgren

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Nikki Logan, Brenna Wilhm, Ben Thurmond, Kathryn McCue and Holly Lundgren

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Myrna and David Band

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Myrna and David Band

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Amanda Morris with Ashley and Ryan Carson

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Amanda Morris with Ashley and Ryan Carson

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Pat Zigulich

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Pat Zigulich

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Kim Davis

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Kim Davis

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Judy and Steve Altier

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Judy and Steve Altier

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Lisa and Bob Benson

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Lisa and Bob Benson

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Molly Klauber, Mercedes Mann and Courtney Adams

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Molly Klauber, Mercedes Mann and Courtney Adams

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Bob Rosinsky, Peter Crowley, Scott Greer and Bob Stanell

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Bob Rosinsky, Peter Crowley, Scott Greer and Bob Stanell

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Mary and Rob Levine

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Mary and Rob Levine

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Joy Weston and Dayle Hoffmann

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Joy Weston and Dayle Hoffmann

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People enjoyed filling their plates up with a variety of items from the buffet line.

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 |

People enjoyed filling their plates up with a variety of items from the buffet line.

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One of the many silent auction tables set up in the courtyard.

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 |

One of the many silent auction tables set up in the courtyard.

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Dave Johnson and Kinga Huse

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 |

Dave Johnson and Kinga Huse

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