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Gourmet galas raise money for Durango charities
Rachel Rossi, 16, left, volunteered to serve dinner at the USA Pro Challenge gala Saturday to raise money for Durango High School’s cross-country team. She is the daughter of Karin and Steve Rossi. Cissy Anderson, center, Donald Laury, right, and Dave Collis were among the 650 guests who attended the dinner at Fort Lewis College.
The Yellow Carrot owner Sari Brown prepares appetizers for a catered event in the kitchen of her Main Avenue bakery.
Catering events with large numbers of people is a specialty of Sari Brown, owner of The Yellow Carrot.
Sodexo executive chef Rick White’s meal for the Pro Cycling Challenge Gala, included poached salmon, braised short ribs and peach cobbler.
Some of Sari Brown’s desserts are colorful trifles of passion fruit, raspberries, blackberries and ginger basil.
Will Hibberts, of Burmingham, Ala., enjoys the Palisade peach cobbler with fresh cream during the USA Pro Challenge Gala at Fort Lewis College.
One of Sari Brown’s creative signature dishes is carrot custard shrimp with coconut tandoori mashers and chocolate dipped fried bananas.
Jennifer Schaden demonstrates what Amy Cashel can do with the gear-themed centerpiece she won at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge Gala at Fort Lewis College.
Upcoming charity dinners

Women’s Resource Center Girls Night Out: 5:30 p.m. Aug. 24, Blue Lake Ranch, 16919 Colorado Highway 140, Hesperus; live and silent auctions. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling 247-1242, online at www.wrcdurango.com or in person until 1 p.m. Friday at WRC, 679 East Second Ave.
TOP fashion show and reception: A benefit for the Durango Arts Center, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 21, 802 East Second Ave.; live and silent auctions for garments and accessories.Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the DAC office or online at www.durangoarts.org.
Durango Friends of the Arts fashion show and luncheon: Silent auction 10:30 a.m., lunch and fashion show, noon Sept. 28, DoubleTree Hotel, 501 Camino del Rio, Durango. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by sending a check to DFA, c/o Myriam Palmer, 463 Cottonwood Creek Road, Durango, CO 81301 or by emailing mharp4@bresnan.net or cjbruno.50@gmail.com.
Adaptive Sports Association Harvest Gala: Oct. 18, Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave.; live and silent auctions. Tickets are $90 and can be purchased by calling 259-0374 or emailing Lee@asadurango.com.

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Rachel Rossi, 16, left, volunteered to serve dinner at the USA Pro Challenge gala Saturday to raise money for Durango High School’s cross-country team. She is the daughter of Karin and Steve Rossi. Cissy Anderson, center, Donald Laury, right, and Dave Collis were among the 650 guests who attended the dinner at Fort Lewis College.
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The Yellow Carrot owner Sari Brown prepares appetizers for a catered event in the kitchen of her Main Avenue bakery.
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Catering events with large numbers of people is a specialty of Sari Brown, owner of The Yellow Carrot.
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Sodexo executive chef Rick White’s meal for the Pro Cycling Challenge Gala, included poached salmon, braised short ribs and peach cobbler.
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Some of Sari Brown’s desserts are colorful trifles of passion fruit, raspberries, blackberries and ginger basil.
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Will Hibberts, of Burmingham, Ala., enjoys the Palisade peach cobbler with fresh cream during the USA Pro Challenge Gala at Fort Lewis College.
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One of Sari Brown’s creative signature dishes is carrot custard shrimp with coconut tandoori mashers and chocolate dipped fried bananas.
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Jennifer Schaden demonstrates what Amy Cashel can do with the gear-themed centerpiece she won at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge Gala at Fort Lewis College.
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