This article was originally published in The Denver Post on June 5, 2008.
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After months of planning for two dozen parties to fete the 56 delegations to the Democratic National Convention — and facing financial difficulties — the city's host committee is scrapping those parties and holding one big bash.
The party for the 6,000 delegates and their guests on Aug. 24 will honor Friends of New Orleans, a charity formed to help that city recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.The host committee will pay for the party, but is saving money by consolidating the 24 separate parties into one.
After the party, Friends of New Orleans is planning a gathering of its own at Fillmore Auditorium to raise
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