Literacy Works


November 18, 2001|By Sloane Brown

Leave it to the Literacy Works folks to go literal at their annual fund-raiser, this year calling it "Book Bash 2001: A Reading Odyssey." Around 700 guests explored the space at the Atrium at Towson Circle, which was decorated with neon geometric forms and colored lighting. There they could explore galaxies of wonderful dishes offered by local restaurants and caterers.

"I've had every piece of chocolate in this place," moaned intrepid explorer Judy Waranch, who had obviously orbited the event's extensive chocolate cosmos.

Book lovers also found a new reading universe to probe with scores of authors present to discuss and sign their books. Among this group of adventurers: Kevin Roland, event chair; David and Suzi Cordish, honorary event chairs; Debbie Attman, Caryn Sagal, Susan Brandt, Pam Malester, Suzanne Crone, Cara Ehrlich, Andrew Hahn, Helen Germanakos, Dina Klicos and Laura Shapiro, event committee members; Lindy Small, Literacy Works Inc. board chair; Millie Boyd, Michael Brennan, Deborah Dopkin, Dianne Gilbert, Seema Reznick, Vince Scarfo, Arnold Scheinberg and Christopher Smith, Literacy Works board members; Helene H. Waranch, Literacy Works executive director; Hal Martin, 101.9 Lite FM radio marketing director; Dr. Matthew J. Celozzi, Baltimore clinical psychologist; Renee Silverman, Baltimore-based book editor; Eddie Applefeld, WCBM Radio promotions director; Pat Fisher, Baltimore area marketing consultant; Anne-Therese Bechamps, Venable attorney; Paul Rieger, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Co. attorney; Michael Lapides, Ciena Corporation facilities director; Larry Cole, Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission highway coordinator; Peggy Clark, Simmons & Fields legal secretary; Lori Villarruel, North Baltimore Center social worker; Donald E. Bowman, Bowman Financial Management president; and David Gleason, Baltimore architect.

Book Bash 2001 raised around $50,000 for Literacy Works Inc.

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