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Barbara Hendel

On the Town: Crowd comes out to help the Boys and Girls Clubs


Julie Mizerek, from left, Brian Bahrs, and Denise Blissard attend Party in the Parking Lot at the Toledo Club.

Jetta Fraser / Toledo Blade Enlarge

The weather was breezy and just right for the Toledo Club's Party in the Parking Lot XXIV on July 15. More than 1,500 tickets were sold, and a steady line was at the entrance through 10 p.m.

Volunteering at the event were folks from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Toledo, which was the beneficiary for the night. Kirk Mizerek, chairman of the club's social and entertainment committee, and Henry Herschel were co-chairmen.

PHOTO GALLERY: Party in the Parking Lot XXIV

Tickets were sold to purchase beverages and spirited drinks and delicious food prepared by Executive Chef Mike Rosendaul and his staff. The tasty assortment included ribs, hummus and veggies, chicken kabobs, and more.

Models strutted the stage as part of the entertainment. They were EPIC of Toledo's The Blade Top 10 Runway Rivalry Model Contestants.

The opening act -- the Homewreckers band -- drew a big crowd of fans, many dancing in front of the stage. Then Naked Karate Girls, a professional touring Las Vegas style dance-rock show band, played the night away, encouraging audience participation as part of the fun.

Seen were Mayor Mike Bell; club president Dave Quinn and his wife, Ann Marie; Bob and Barbara Bettinger; Dave and Bev Cameron; Julie Champa; Mark and Cyndi Frye; Mark and Wendy Gramza; Jeff and Stephanie Thieman; Greg Kopan; Jeannie Hylant and Tom McHugh; Sandra Hylant; Karen and Greg Hazleton; Fred and Nita Harrington; Cindy and Mike Holmes; Bill and Shannon Sanford; Mary Ellen Zurawski; Mary Kay Minder; Pam Shanks; Heather and Allan Bates; Patrice Lee-Seyon and Paul Hochanadel; Tom Uhler; John Hadley; Nancy Miller and Mike Mikkonen, and Bill and Marlene Garbe.

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