On April 24, 1999, there was
a fabulous birthday breakfast
for Gene in Santa Fe! Mel Odom, Gene's creator,
and Joan of the Gene Team were on hand to present
a very special, very limited Gene doll to the 250
people in attendance. This
event was one of the many things going on during the spectacular
Santa Fe Doll Art symposium and show. This
special doll is wearing a version of "Sunset Celebration"
in the colors of the Santa Fe sky. Designed
by Vince Nowell.