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.

Cindy "Elvis" Robison and Suzanne "Priscilla" Healy at the Red Ribbon Ball Fabulous '50s.
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Cindy "Elvis" Robison and Suzanne "Priscilla" Healy at the Red Ribbon Ball Fabulous '50s. 042316 Photo by Linda Navarro
PPCC Culinary Arts students were ready to serve their Scholarship Fund Dinner at Nosh, from left, Jack Ritchie, Eddie Whitaker and Jerica Reeder.
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PPCC Culinary Arts students were ready to serve their Scholarship Fund Dinner at Nosh, from left, Jack Ritchie, Eddie Whitaker and Jerica Reeder. 042416 Photo by Linda Navarro
Holly and R.D. Trinidad of Hoff & Leigh were sponsors of the Special Kids Special Families fundraiser at The Mezzanine. 041916 Photo by Linda Navarro
Ronald McDonald peeks over her shoulder as Elizabeth Farley, center, receives a special butterfly gift from Nicole Noll for her more than 500 hours of volunteer service at Ronald McDonald House in 2015. 041116 Photo by Linda Navarro
Mark and Tara Polson at the Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Country Couture.
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Mark and Tara Polson at the Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Country Couture. 042216 Photo by Linda Navarro
Amy Osborne, wearing a floral skirt, makes her entrance at the Broadmoor Garden Club show, assisted by Jim Wilder, left, and Stephen Klunder.
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Amy Osborne, wearing a floral skirt, makes her entrance at the Broadmoor Garden Club show, assisted by Jim Wilder, left, and Stephen Klunder. 040816 Photo by Linda Navarro
Debbie English, left, who is retiring in June, introduces the new Teen Court Executive Director Morgan Mote.
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Debbie English, left, who is retiring in June, introduces the new Teen Court Executive Director Morgan Mote. 040716 Photo by Linda Navarro
Miranda, left, and Kristi Olson look at a jacket in the "Fashion with Compassion" benefit sale.
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Miranda, left, and Kristi Olson look at a jacket in the "Fashion with Compassion" benefit sale. 031216 Photo by Linda Navarro