Table 16 guests united in Republican red: Diana Martinez, Susan Stiff, Dr. Stan Carson, Dr. Bonita Carson, Arlene Mohler Johnson, Sherry Huntsinger, Jan Hammond, Fritz Voelker, LaFawn Biddle and Richard Tashma.
BY SCOTTIE TAYLOR IVERSON
Loyal Republicans who didn’t make the trip to D.C. had plenty of glittering festivities at their own Colorado Inaugural Ball in southeast Denver.
The evening was presented by the Lincoln Club of Colorado, the state’s oldest Republican organization. Founded in 1918, its current president is Chris Murray.
Radio co-hosts Krista Kafer and Steve Kelley of KNUS did a live broadcast from the venue, Marriott DTC.
Everyone cheered, toasted with complimentary champagne, feasted on seared steak and cilantro chicken with chipotle demi-glace and danced to the Mile High Big Band. A big screen projected the glamorous high-fashion inaugural balls in Washington, D.C.
The Colorado Inaugural Ball was the brainchild of Bonnie Percefull, whose husband Dan was a sponsor. She paused with state Attorney General Cynthia Coffman of the host committee.
Dr. Matt and Theresa Dunn were on the host committee.
The No. 45 banner welcomed Republicans.
Former state Senate President John Andrews taught the audience dozens of ways to say “ No. 45” with wife Donna, a host committee member.
State Treasurer Walker Stapleton, the evening’s sponsor, and wife Jenna with hosts Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams and wife Holly.
Tim Turley in full Irish regalia with wife Kathy, a Centennial City Council member, and state Sen. Jack Tate and wife Kathleen.
Mike McCardle showed off his elephant tie with wife Edie Busam.
Bo Cottrell and his wife Lynne, event coordinator extraordinaire, with Aimee and Dan Caplis, a host committee member.
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