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A Night Dedicated to the Wishing Room

Joan Mazak, President & CEO with Wishing Room artists Dave McKendry from Axius Studios (left) & Sandy and Tim Knouff (right)
The October 16th open house was a great success and a time to recognize those who helped make the Wishing Room possible.

This year, Make-A-Wish Colorado went through a total office renovation including the redesign of its Wishing Room, a place where wish kids can come to decide on their wish or just relax and spend time in the office. The room was designed to look like a castle, complete with a knight, throne and palace walls. To celebrate and thank all who made the Wishing Room possible, Make-A-Wish Colorado held an open house celebration on Thursday, October 16th.

About 70 individuals came to celebrate and thank the donors and volunteers who helped transform the Wishing Room. Joan Mazak, Make-A-Wish Colorado President and CEO, and Dennis Brown, Board Chairman, welcomed guests to the celebration. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of a plaque, now displayed in the Wishing Room. The plaque recognizes Sandy and Tim Knouff as well as artists from Axius Studios and Stanmark Electric who dedicated their time and talent in making the Wishing Room a true work of art.

Throughout the evening, guests dined on food and refreshments fit for a king. A heartfelt special thanks to Anthony’s Pizza and Pasta for generously donating their delicious food to the festivities.

The open house was a great success and a time to recognize those who helped make the Wishing Room possible.

  • Tim Dodge and John Le Bel from Anthony's Pizza and Pasta; Joan Mazak, President & CEO of Make-A-Wish Colorado; Dennis Brown, Make-A-Wish Colorado Board Chairman; William Myers, Make-A-Wish Colorado Board Member

  • Wishing Room artists and guests mingling at the Open House

  • The Wishing Room created by Sandy and Tim Knouff as well as artists from Axius Studios and Stanmark Electric

  • The Wishing Room created by Sandy and Tim Knouff as well as artists from Axius Studios and Stanmark Electric

  • Open House food provided by Anthony's Pizza and Pasta. Guests enjoyed the delicious assortment of items!

  • Thank you Anthony's Pizza and Pasta for catering the Open House event! Pictured: Jeremy, Bonny and Noah from Anthony's Pizza and Pasta.

  • Colorful flower arrangements for the Open House table

  • Joan Mazak, Make-A-Wish Colorado President & CEO with Wishing Room artists Dave McKendry from Axius Studios (left) & Sandy and Tim Knouff (right)

“Our daughter got to shine and be the center of positive, healthy attention for a whole week.”

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Our wish kids, families, volunteers and supporters have either witnessed or experienced first-hand the impact a wish can have on a child with a life-threatening medical condition, and have different experiences and memories associated with our organization. Read about the Make-A-Wish Colorado family here at the Wishful Thinking Blog!

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