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Ghosts, goblins and Palins

Carolyn Pope
Carolyn PopeGala chairs Jenn Berger and Dawn Harker.

The night was definitely spooky. Vampires and ghouls wandered among more than one Sarah Palin and one or two Obamas and McCains at the annual Eagle County Charter Academy fundraiser, held Oct. 24 at the Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek.This year, the Ultimate Halloween Gala welcomed guests to A Night in Transylvania. Chair Dawn Harker, assisted by co-chair Jenn Berger, made sure the decor was hauntingly horrific, with flickering candelabras and low-flying bats. Bram Stoker tables included Mafi Wood Floors, Gordon, Hughes & Banks, LLP, The Beaver Creek Resort Company and the Vail Daily.

An exciting auction included items such as dinner for 10 with Spago Chef Mark Ferguson, trips to Tuscany, Austria, Ireland, Kauai, the Bahamas, a platinum villa anywhere in the world, and even a private yacht vacation in the Adriatic Sea.After the buffet dinner, the guests couldnt sit still when Al-Tune and the Kool Kompany took the stage.

The Eagle County Charter Academy, located in Edwards, is in its 15th year. A part of the Eagle County School District, the Charter Academy has 288 students from kindergarten through 8th grade. Its Web site is Click on photo galleries at to see more photos from this event.

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