FOOD AND DRINK—Zin and Christi Htway of Thousand Oaks sample the beverages and food during the 17th annual Midsummer Eve Wine Festival Aug. 11 at the Hyatt Regency Westlake. The Thousand Oaks Rotary Foundation sponsored the event that benefits the Ventura County Special Olympics program. The evening included a silent auction and guest speakers. Photos by SUSAN WEININGER/Acorn Newspapers
VERY SPECIAL ATHLETES— Above left, Michael Whitmore, left, Bobby Hager, Katie Keeler, Ryan Rose and Biff Hall— all local Special Olympics athletes—are honored guests at the Midsummer Eve Wine Festival last Saturday. Above right, Terry Schroeder, a 1984 and 1988 Olympic water polo silver medalist, meets the event guests during the fundraiser at the Westlake Hyatt.