Author:

Linda Navarro

Charity Events Columnist

Linda has been a Gazette journalist for nearly 50 years. She has been a writer and editor and has covered beats including police, courts, television and features. She has also been a news researcher and for several years wrote a column answering readers' questions, "Did You Ever Wonder?" Since 2006 she has been both writer and photographer for "Around Town" events, many of them charity fundraisers raising millions of dollars for many of this area's 2,000 nonprofits.

Assistance League Fun Fair: Marjorie Westbay, left, Jean Lohse and Helene Forster
110516 Photo by Linda Navarro
Assistance League Fun Fair: Marjorie Westbay, left, Jean Lohse and Helene Forster 110516 Photo by Linda Navarro
2016 Debutantes
Front row, left, Tatumn Mika, Devon Burchfield, Sydney Lane, Emma Pearson, Rachel Sheridan, Kristen De Groot Gardiner, Kathryn Gorab

Second row, left, Kristin Lackler, Rebecca Hurlbert, Claire Winston, Madeline Bobo

Third row, left, Arden McReynolds, Samantha Clark, Elizabeth Broker, Chelsey Geisz, Lora Lafon

Back row, left, Holly Huffman, Nicole Miller, Taylor Finn, Mariah Chemali, Bryce Schwartz

122216 Waldrons Family Studio
2016 Debutantes Front row, left, Tatumn Mika, Devon Burchfield, Sydney Lane, Emma Pearson, Rachel Sheridan, Kristen De Groot Gardiner, Kathryn Gorab Second row, left, Kristin Lackler, Rebecca Hurlbert, Claire Winston, Madeline Bobo Third row, left, Arden McReynolds, Samantha Clark, Elizabeth Broker, Chelsey Geisz, Lora Lafon Back row, left, Holly Huffman, Nicole Miller, Taylor Finn, Mariah Chemali, Bryce Schwartz 122216 Waldrons Family Studio
2016 Heart Ball: Beth Seymour, Dan Karpel, Jaime and Katie Gonzalez030516 Photo by Linda Navarro
It was a "let's have lunch and talk" discussion for philanthropists Margo Lane and Kirkpatrick Family Fund's Christian Keesee at the Green Box Festival year-end celebration. 121416 Photo by Linda Navarro
PIKES PEAK FIREWORKS NEW YEARS
Moonlight illuminates Pikes Peak and charred trees in the Waldo Canyon Fire burn area as fireworks explode over the peak at midnight New Years Eve 2014. The four minute time exposure was taken from Rampart Range Road. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
YOT Club holiday gala: Charity Vanderveer and Tom Probasco
111916 photo by Linda Navarro
YOT Club holiday gala: Charity Vanderveer and Tom Probasco 111916 photo by Linda Navarro
120516 Chuck and Mary Lou Murphy celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at Cheyenne Lodge. PHOTO COURTESY BLUE FOX PHOTOGRAPHY