Scenes From LAFC’s Boots And Black Tie Fall Ball

Los Alamos Medical Center Marketing Director and Los Alamos Family Council Board Member Mary Beth Maassen, right, coordinated Saturday’s Boots and Black Tie Fall Ball at Hilton Buffalo Thunder. She presents certificates of appreciation to her committee, from left, Kimber Wallwork-Heineman, Helen Ortega and Johanna Jiron as LAFC Board Chair Colin Kelly looks on at right. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Medical Center CEO Feliciano Jiron with his wife Johann and their daughter McKenzie at Saturday’s Boots and Black Tie Fall Ball at Hilton Buffalo Thunder. The Los Alamos Family Council is raising money to provide crisis intervention services to those in need throughout the region by hosting Saturday’s dinner, dance, silent and live auction fundraiser. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos School Board Member Jenny McCumber with her husband David McCumber from LANL’s Counsel Office attend Saturday’s charitable event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Councilor James Chrobocinski with his wife, Mountain School Nurse Jacqueline Chrobocinski. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Longtime Los Alamos business leader Bill Enloe with his wife Kathy Enloe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

United Way Executive Director Kristy Ortega brings out her blue boots for Saturday’s special event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Fourth cousins Paul Martinez, director of the Los Alamos Family Council’s Youth Activity Centers, left, and Secondino Sandoval, longtime Los Alamos artist at Saturday’s event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Mary and John Arrowsmith attend Saturday’s Boots and Black Tie Fall Ball at Buffalo Thunder. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

From left, Kathy Boerigter and her husband United Way Board President Steve Boerigter with event auctioneer Jill Cook and her husband Paul Cook. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The silent auction gets underway. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Silent auction items fill the hall at Hilton Buffalo Thunder. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Lots of auction items on sale for a worthy cause. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos auctioneer Jill Cook gets the crowd going during the live auction portion of Saturday’s charitable event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Event coordinator Mary Beth Maassen holds up a poster during the live auction for a gourmet dinner for eight in the home of Natalie and Bruce Cunningham of Santa Fe hosted by actress, activist and philanthropist Ali MacGraw. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Family Council Board member Mary Beth Maassen and Board Chair Colin Kelly. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Country Recording Artist Sim Balkey and his band entertain the crowd. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Country Recording Artist Sim Balkey. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Couples gather on the main floor to dance. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Some 200 people attended Saturday’s Boots and Black Tie Fall Ball at Hilton Buffalo Thunder. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Artist Thomas Tenorio, center, with the high bidders who paid more than $2,000 for his artwork. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Guests pick up their auction items as the evening comes to an end. The Los Alamos Family Council promotes emotional and social well-being through advocacy, education, prevention and counseling – serving the diverse populations of northern New Mexico. The LAFC Counseling Center supports the mission with emphasis on counseling, education and prevention and offers a full range of behavioral health services including substance abuse and youth programs. LAFC also operates two youth activity centers. For more information about Los Alamos Family Council, visit http://www.lafamilycouncil.com. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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