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Patriotic young professionals celebrate Fourth of July early with Independence Day Bash

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59 Adam Renz, from left, Tom Sulkowski, Paul Fagin and Harit Ghelani at the Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders Independence Day Bash July 2014
Adam Renz, from left, Tom Sulkowski, Paul Fagin and Harit Ghelani. Photo by Karen Koch
50 Kristen Macaluso, left, and Natasha Wade at the Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders Independence Day Bash July 2014.
Kristen Macaluso, left, and Natasha Wade. Photo by Karen Koch
49 Emily DeSanti, from left, Nicole Peralta and Lara Vartivarian at the Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders Independence Day Bash July 2014
Emily DeSanti, from left, Nicole Peralta and Lara Vartivarian. Photo by Karen Koch
43 Robert Hughes and Sara Loeffelholz at the Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders Independence Day Bash July 2014.
Robert Hughes and Sara Loeffelholz. Photo by Karen Koch
42 Eric Tenenbown and Elizabeth Blumberg at the Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders Independence Day Bash July 2014
Eric Tenenbown and Elizabeth Blumberg. Photo by Karen Koch
39 Pam Huewitt, left, and Sandra Aultman at the Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders Independence Day Bash July 2014.
Pam Huewitt, left, and Sandra Aultman. Photo by Karen Koch
36 Apple pie at the Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders Independence Day Bash July 2014
Apple pie was offered to attendees at this Independence day bash. Photo by Karen Koch
35 Dana Overcash, from left, Katie Richey and Haley Ray at the Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders Independence Day Bash July 2014.
Dana Overcash, from left, Katie Richey and Haley Ray. Photo by Karen Koch
29 Lindsay Calvert, left, and Shaneka Smith at the Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders Independence Day Bash July 2014
Lindsay Calvert, left, and Shaneka Smith. Photo by Karen Koch
26 Tina Berger, from left, Kim Cambron, Shelly Immel andTom Stell at the Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders Independence Day Bash July 2014
Tina Berger, from left, Kim Cambron, Shelly Immel and Tom Stell. Photo by Karen Koch
23 Austin Jordan, from left, Fernando Gutierrez, Haley Ray, Lance Paquette and Grant Waters at the Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders Independence Day Bash July 2014
Austin Jordan, from left, Fernando Gutierrez, Haley Ray, Lance Paquette and Grant Waters. Photo by Karen Koch
13 Auction table at Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders Independence Day Bash July 2014
A silent auction was held at the event with fabulous gift baskets and gift cards. Photo by Karen Koch
14 Bret Brogoitti,  from left, Rachel Syblik, Martin Syblik Terri and Sabol-Brogoitti at the Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders Independence Day Bash July 2014
Bret Brogoitti,  from left, Rachel Syblik, Martin Syblik Terri and Sabol-Brogoitti. Photo by Karen Koch
12 Katy Schawe, from left, Traci Burke and Valerie Vogler at the Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders Independence Day Bash July 2014
Katy Schawe, from left, Traci Burke and Valerie Vogler. Photo by Karen Koch
11 Lauren Gulley and Trey Cox at the Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders Independence Day Bash July 2014
Lauren Gulley and Trey Cox. Photo by Karen Koch
59 Adam Renz, from left, Tom Sulkowski, Paul Fagin and Harit Ghelani at the Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders Independence Day Bash July 2014
50 Kristen Macaluso, left, and Natasha Wade at the Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders Independence Day Bash July 2014.
49 Emily DeSanti, from left, Nicole Peralta and Lara Vartivarian at the Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders Independence Day Bash July 2014
43 Robert Hughes and Sara Loeffelholz at the Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders Independence Day Bash July 2014.
42 Eric Tenenbown and Elizabeth Blumberg at the Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders Independence Day Bash July 2014
39 Pam Huewitt, left, and Sandra Aultman at the Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders Independence Day Bash July 2014.
36 Apple pie at the Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders Independence Day Bash July 2014
35 Dana Overcash, from left, Katie Richey and Haley Ray at the Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders Independence Day Bash July 2014.
29 Lindsay Calvert, left, and Shaneka Smith at the Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders Independence Day Bash July 2014
26 Tina Berger, from left, Kim Cambron, Shelly Immel andTom Stell at the Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders Independence Day Bash July 2014
23 Austin Jordan, from left, Fernando Gutierrez, Haley Ray, Lance Paquette and Grant Waters at the Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders Independence Day Bash July 2014
13 Auction table at Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders Independence Day Bash July 2014
14 Bret Brogoitti,  from left, Rachel Syblik, Martin Syblik Terri and Sabol-Brogoitti at the Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders Independence Day Bash July 2014
12 Katy Schawe, from left, Traci Burke and Valerie Vogler at the Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders Independence Day Bash July 2014
11 Lauren Gulley and Trey Cox at the Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders Independence Day Bash July 2014

What: Houston Area Women’s Center Young Leaders hosts Independence Day Bash.

Where: Saint Arnold Brewing Co.

The 411: With the Fourth of July imminent, Saint Arnold Brewery was decorated from top to bottom in red, white and blue decorations for a patriotic fundraising event to support the Houston Area Women’s Center’s mission of supporting individuals affected by domestic and sexual violence. More than 100 young professionals gathered at the brewery dressed in Fourth of July colors to enjoy Saint Arnold beverages and a complimentary pint glass. Those who felt like being a kid again for the night enjoyed apple pie and root beer floats complimentary of Fat Cat Creamery. Live music from DJ Danny B had partygoers bopping to the latest beats. The organization's largest-ever silent auction with 38 fabulous gift items also kept the energy level high.

The Independence Day bash raised a record-breaking amount of $9,700 for the Women's Center. 

Who: Among those in the colorful crowd were Adam Renz, Nicole Peralta, Terri Sabol-Brogoitti, Lyndsay Sweeney, Tom Sulkowski, Paul Fagin, Harit Ghelani, Kristen Macaluso, Natasha Wade, Austin Jordan, Fernando Gutierrez, Haley Ray, Lance Paquette and Grant Waters.

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