D ienst Custom Homes hosted its Second An- nual Dienst Custom Homes Wish House Gala, in Myers Park’s Eastover commu- nity, to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina. Make-A-Wish works to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Wish House Gala The custom home at 3822 Sedgewood Bob and Jocelyn Dienst with Wendy and Ben Yeakley. Circle was the setting for the Oct. 28 gala and fund-raiser. More than 200 guests enjoyed heavy hors d’oeuvres, displays of jewelry and furs, and a gallery of artwork from b. brown Gallery while they toured the nearly 7,000-square-foot, cottage-designed home. The Swingin Richards with Mick Mixon, the social Voice of the Panthers, on drums, provided scene live entertainment. 96 The wishes of approximately 15 local children were granted (each wish averaged about $6,000), surpassing 2005’s donation that granted 12 local wishes. — Rachel Cogar Matthew Reynolds, Make-A-Wish Wish photos by Richard Rudisill child and special guest. Bob Wilson and Marie DeMars. Bridget and Dave Graves with Jeff Pitts. Sandy Wilkinson with Bonnie Brown Fergus. Presenting Sponsor Silver Sponsors Dienst Custom Homes Arka-Mex BB & T McPhail Bray Insurance Managing Partners Tony and Constance Blevins Jocelyn Dienst Brown & Morgan Ben Yeakley Cake Expressions by Lisa The Chameleon Studio Steering Committee Charlotte Plastering Constance Blevins, Make-A-Wish Cindy Lee’s Faux Finishes Foundation, Board of Directors Closet & Storage Concepts Lynne Allen, Make-A-Wish Deborah Young Studio Foundation, Volunteer h h gregg Fine Lines Amy DeWitt, Dienst Custom Homes Interstate Kitchen & Bath Darrell Myers, SouthPark Magazine Mint Hill Cabinets Rachel Cogar, Vizhun Marketing Chris and Ginger Oliver Selena Rogers, Make-A-Wish Paychex Inc. Foundation, President Queen City Ballroom Tammy and Frank Stokes with Brian and Sharon Clair. Biffa Quantz, Make-A-Wish Stone Master Construction Foundation, Regional Director World Stone Lisa Woytovich, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Communications Contributing Sponsors Wendy Yeakley, HomeStyles A & B Automotive Elaini Bingham, Volunteer All Temp Company Inc. Hobbs Yarbrough, Regions Bank Annabelle Wylie Best Container Service Designer Biltmore Estate Jim Phelps, Carolina Design Group Blackwelder Builders Brooks Brothers Special Thank You’s The Building Center Armin’s Catering Calabretta Surgery Center b brown Gallery William Campoli Cake Expressions by Lisa Elizabeth Cannon Cooke Rentals Carolina Panthers Nita Street, Floral Designs Champion Fence Mick Mixon and The Swingin’ Richards Charles Grayson European Spa Salon Marie Boone, Mick Mixon, Priscilla Perry, Ernest Perry. John Morrison, Security and Police Officers Charlotte Symphony SouthPark Magazine Cinch Summer Classics Classic Art Inc. Coco Fleur Platinum Sponsors Crossville Tile Armin’s Catering Evergreen Silks The Frame Warehouse Diamond Sponsors Fire House Casual Living Store social b. brown Gallery The Francis Team at Lake Norman scene Carolina Design Group Hailey’s Office Machines Homesley Jones Gaines Dudley Childers Hall’s at the Lake 97 McLurkin Donaldson & Johnson P.L.L.C. HomeStyles Lee Lighting Jesse Brown Outdoors Playback-Audio & Video Creations Lion’s Jewelers Solid as a Rock Luce Ristorante & Bar SouthPark Magazine Parks Heating and Cooling Stock Building Supply Paul Beaune Salon The Peninsula Club Gold Sponsors Perris Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Linton. Capel Rugs Prescriptive Fitness The Complete Garage Richard Petty Driving Experience Crescent Resources Salon Red 11 Gastonia Sheet Metal Sun Valley Steel G&G Landscaping Table Restaurant & Bar Horizon Lines Inc. West Norman Electric Larry Kidd Commercial Cleaning & Painting Wilmar Inc. Mantels & More Inc. Wooden Stone Gallery Montaldo’s at Phillips Place The Working Glass Perry’s at SouthPark Queen City Audio Video Appliance Regions Bank Service Plumbing Summer Classics Unit Paving Wachovia Bank N.A. The White House Garden Center John and Kelly Fellows with Kim and Ron Olsson.
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