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Marion Downs

It was with great sadness that we learned about the passing of Marion Downs, a Gamma Phi that celebrated her 100th Birthday in January.  She had a love of life and went skydiving when she was 90.  She created an infant hearing screening program that has since been adopted by hospitals nationwide.  Marion was our speaker at Founders Day when she was in her 90’s.  The Marion Downs Foundation will host a celebration of life that is open to the public on January 9th.  For time and location, call 303-322-1871 or send an e-mail to contact@mariondowns.com.  There is a nice obituary at: http://www.denverpost.com/News/Local/ci_26994921/Worldrenowned-audiologist-Marion-Downs-dies-at-age-100.  Donations could also be made to the Gamma Phi Beta Foundation.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.

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DAP School Supplies & DAC Gamma Phi Gives Newborns in Needs items

School Supplies for Denver Children’s Home needs items to help the kids heal and grow such as:
Sketch books, Loose leaf paper, Electric pencil sharpeners, Two pocket folders, Scotch tape, Elmer’s glue, Permanent markers, highlighters, Mechanical pencils, Day planners, Erasers/Cleaners for white boards, Dry Erase Markers, Sketching pencils, Watercolor paints, Modeling clay, Colored pencils, Colorful gel or metallic pens, Paint brushes, Scrapbooks, Journals, Gift cards (Target, Walmart, 7/11, grocery stores, dollar stores).  Other items are welcome, but would be used by the younger children.  They cannot use spiral notebooks.

Newborns in Need Wish List for Denver Health – All items must be New:
Disposable diapers (size NB, 1 or 2), Baby wipes, Baby wash, shampoo, lotion; Blankets, Clothing – Onesies, sleepers, outfits (Sizes NB to 3 months); Burp Cloths and Bibs, Newborn socks and booties, Nursing supplies (pads, cream, etc.), Books, Infant toys, Strollers, Convertible car seats, Cribs and crib sheets
For questions, please contact Kris Walker at (303) 724-7914 or kwalker47@msn.com or Beverly Petry at (303) 868-8692 or Beverlypetry@comcast.com.

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West Side Dining

Join us on Thursday, November 13 at 6:00 pm at the West 29th Restaurant and Bar, 5560 W 29th Ave, Wheat Ridge (~Depew St and W 29th Ave, 303-233-3377) which features a variety of fresh, locally sourced organic foods.  RSVP by Wednesday, November 12th to Peggy Hutchinson at 303.697.8963 or peggy_Hutchinson@msn.com.