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A visionary: Family judge honored for empowering women at Santa Maria Hostel gala

A visionary: Family judge honored for empowering women at Santa Maria

204 Dr. Regenia Hicks, from left, Dr. Steve Schnee, Wanda LeBlanc and Bonnie Hellums at the Santa Maria Gala June 2014
Regenia Hicks, from left, Steve Schnee, Wanda LeBlanc and Bonnie Hellums. Photo courtesy of © Ultimate Events Unlimited
248 Steve Newhouse, from left, Denise Bradley, Bruce Jefferies and Nadine Scamp at the Santa Maria Gala June 2014
Steve Newhouse, from left, Denise Bradley, Bruce Jefferies and Nadine Scamp. Photo courtesy of © Ultimate Events Unlimited
170 Maylynn and Andy Icken at the Santa Maria Gala June 2014
Maylynn and Andy Icken. Photo courtesy of © Ultimate Events Unlimited
186 Denise and Robert Bradley at the Santa Maria Gala June 2014
Denise and Robert Bradley. Photo courtesy of © Ultimate Events Unlimited
184 Kelli Fondren, left, and Jessica Johnston at the Santa Maria Gala June 2014
Jesica Johnston,left,  and Kelli Fondren. Photo courtesy of © Ultimate Events Unlimited
176 Nicole Montgomery at the Santa Maria Gala June 2014
Nicole Montgomery. Photo courtesy of © Ultimate Events Unlimited
169 Xavier Pena, fro left, Deborah Kayser and James Stafford at the Santa Maria Gala June 2014
Xavier Pena, from left, Deborah Kayser and Barry Mandel. Photo courtesy of © Ultimate Events Unlimited
162 Becky and John Crane at the Santa Maria Gala June 2014
Becky and John Crane. Photo courtesy of © Ultimate Events Unlimited
142 Pete and Patrice McKinney at the Santa Maria Gala June 2014
Pete and Patrice McKinney. Photo courtesy of © Ultimate Events Unlimited
13 Nadine Scamp, from left, Carla Kneipp and Barbara Page at the Santa Maria Gala June 2014
Nadine Scamp, from left, Carla Kneipp and Barbara Page. Photo courtesy of © Ultimate Events Unlimited
204 Dr. Regenia Hicks, from left, Dr. Steve Schnee, Wanda LeBlanc and Bonnie Hellums at the Santa Maria Gala June 2014
248 Steve Newhouse, from left, Denise Bradley, Bruce Jefferies and Nadine Scamp at the Santa Maria Gala June 2014
170 Maylynn and Andy Icken at the Santa Maria Gala June 2014
186 Denise and Robert Bradley at the Santa Maria Gala June 2014
184 Kelli Fondren, left, and Jessica Johnston at the Santa Maria Gala June 2014
176 Nicole Montgomery at the Santa Maria Gala June 2014
169 Xavier Pena, fro left, Deborah Kayser and James Stafford at the Santa Maria Gala June 2014
162 Becky and John Crane at the Santa Maria Gala June 2014
142 Pete and Patrice McKinney at the Santa Maria Gala June 2014
13 Nadine Scamp, from left, Carla Kneipp and Barbara Page at the Santa Maria Gala June 2014

What: Santa Maria Hostel 10th annual gala.

Where: The Parador.

The 411: District Court Family Judge Bonnie Hellums was honored with the Kay Austin 2014 Visionary Award at the evening celebrating more than a half century of empowering women and their children to become alcohol and drug free. Jill and Marc Caillouet and Jan and Walter Fitzgerald chaired the gala that brought in $160,000. Songbird Kristine Mills and her musicians provided their special brand of entertainment for the gala themed "When the Saints Go Marching In."

Who: Ralph Marek, Maylynn and Andy Icken, Steve Schnee and Dr. Connie Almeida, Jenni and Robert Shanks, Paula and Allen KeKish, Kelli Fondren, Bruce Jeffries, Tommy Austin, Sandy and J. Byron Wake, Regenia Hicks, past CEO Kay Austin and current CEO Nadine Scamp.