Tuesday, August 13, 2002

Welcome House gala nets $60,000

By Jim Knippenberg jknippenberg@enquirer.com
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Actor and humanitarian Danny Glover couldn't say enough good things about the women of Welcome House Outreach Friday at the group's third annual W.H.O's Coming to Dinner gala at the Airport Marriott.

        “What they do, and women like them, I can't tell you how important it is,” he said at the gala.

        It's no wonder he was impressed. The group of 40 or so women is an auxiliary to Welcome House, a 20-year-old Covington shelter for women and children. Their goal Friday was $60,000 and it was looking early on as if they'd hit it. But they hit it while having big fun - sipping cocktails, mixing and mingling with Mr. Glover at the patron reception and later the general reception. This is a plenty lively group, given to having fun for a cause - and a heck of a lot of laughs, too. Even if they have to do it in black tie and beaded gowns and all the accoutrements of the gala circuit.

        As coordinator Louise Canter said, “There's no reason we can't have fun while doing something worthwhile.”

        It seems they did.


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