Left to Right Back: Sasha Spielvogel, Larry Ross, Patrick McCarthy Tom McRoberts, Susan Sigrist;
Front, Lawrence Merritt, John Sefakis, Karin Baker, Lawrence Leritz, Joy Serio Dunbar, Sharon Wendrow and a whole lot of BC/EFA volunteers! )

We were all stunned when the totals were tallied! Who would have thought 2 for 1.00 Playbills (and more!) 3.00 sheet music 2.00 books and CDs, Sippy Cups and our posters from our DANCIN' and WEST SIDE STORY events would bring in so much revenue! In our 12 years in participating in the BC/EFA Flea Market we have never broken the $4000 barrier! This is a testament to volunteerism at its best, across generations, membership and friends, lots of preparation and dedication by all who donated, worked the tables and attended the event. Special Thanks to Broadway Cares/EFA for helping us with the pick-up of our goods, and giving us volunteers throughout the day to man our Playbill tables.

Lawrence Leritz and Karin Baker man the front tables, as Joy Serio Dunbar hawks our signed cast posters!!

And our volunteers! It took four days of organizing all the materials, weeks of donations from members and non-members and a full 9 - 7 day of enthusiasm and energy to pull this off! Here we go! Donations: Marti Hespen, Kathryn Doby (UPS from Los Angeles!), Harvey Evans, Lori Tan Chinn, Virginia Seidel and people we didn't even know leaving off materials in our lobby! Preparation: Ellen Fluhr, Leni Anders, Karin Baker Kayne, Virginia Seidel, Ken Bloom, board members Patrick McCarthy, Nancy Dalton, Eileen Casey and Katharine Buffaloe-Harris. Volunteers at the event: Ken Bloom, Larry Ross, Joy Serio Dunbar, Lawrence Leritz, Bobby-Hedglin Taylor and husband David Andrew Taylor, Lawrence Merritt, Sasha Spielvogel Patti Mariano and sister Toots Mariano, Susan Sigrist, Virginia Seidel and a rotating bunch of next-gen-ers from BC/EFA!

DO40 members and Legacy Honorees all! -- Lawrence Leritz, Harvey Evans and Sharon Wendrow

Apologies if we left anyone out - it's late and we're pooped! DO40 is here to pay it forward to the next generation while creating a community of support for mature dancers and creative artists. And that also means supporting OUR supporters, like Broadway Cares/EFA, The Actors Fund, Actors Equity, SDC, the Equity Foundation - people and organizations who share our vision of a better place for all of us to work, live, share and love. Peace out! (As we all used to say, back in the day!)

DO40 member Virginia Seidel

We see a movie in the making with this end-of-day photo with DO40 member and Legacy Honoree Virginia Seidel! Unsold items packed up and ready to go back into storage after 10 grueling – yet exhilarating (did we say that already?) hours! A real trouper to stay to the end to guard our valuables! She was so tired she didn’t even realize we took this picture!!! (We did show it to her afterwards!!!)

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Background Photo 2013 BC/EFA FLEA MARKET, By Jeff Eason, Wilsonmodels, Inc