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November, 02 2008 - The Harp Foundation's Harps in the Garden

Where: Vernon Swaback & Associates

When: November 2, 2008

Time: 4:00 PM

Ticket Prices: No charge.

Beneficiary: The Harp Foundation

Host(s): Cille and Vern Swaback

Co-Chair(s): Ann Bitters, Patrice Riegel

Executive Director: Joyce Buekers

Entertainment: Renee Morgan Brooks

Music: Harpists played throughout the gardens

Attendance: 120

Attire: Evening Attire, Business Formal or Cocktail Attire

Information: Tori Martori 602.265.4014

Blacktie Photos by: Shawn Reed

 Patrice Riegel, Ann Bitters (co-chairs)
Patrice Riegel, Ann Bitters (co-chairs)
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The Harp Foundation's 3rd Annual 'Harps in the Garden'

By Myra Richman

On Sunday, November 2, 2008, 120 guests strolled through sensational gardens at sunset setting the tone for one of the most interesting and unusual events in the Valley.

Once again, Cille and Vern Swaback graciously hosted the Harp Foundation's annual event for a sensory experience of delicacies, fine wines and the healing language of the harp in their garden environment in Scottsdale.

Harpists were placed strategically in the garden, and their soothing sounds were especially calming on a weather-perfect Sunday.  Renee Morgan Brooks sang to the crowd.

During a brief ceremony, Sherry and Bill Lund and Cille and Vern Swaback, special friends of the Harp Foundation, were thanked and honored for all they do. 

Among the guests were Sherry and Bill Lund, Chandra Bonfiglio, Marge Ebeling (of WellCare Foundation), Trish McCarty, Mary Jane McClain and Randy Pullen.

For more information about the Harp Foundation, call 602.265.4014 or visit






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