Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I'd Like to Thank....

I'd like to thank everyone who came to the benefit; who donated silent auction and raffle items; who sent donations to us; who bought bracelets and magnets; and who supported us in our planning. We're already making lists for next year's event.

We estimate we had over 350 attend. We raised a little over $10,000. Holy. Crap. At 6:45 we had a line down the sidewalk of people waiting to get in. We had to set up extra tables, but we didn't run out of food. The Brooks and Dunn guitar went for $500.

It was a great party. Jessica and Kelli would have loved it. There was laughing, there was crying, there was dancing, there was fried chicken. The tables was covered with bright colored tablecloths. We used pineapples, big bright flowers, fish and pompons for the centerpieces.

Pics will be posted soon, I promise. The laptop should be fixed in the next day or two and my Flickr account will be updated.

Saliba Photography generously donated their coverage of the event. Pics will be posted on their website soon, and I will update with the login information. All proceeds from purchased photos will go to Jessica and Kelli's fund as well.

I am overwhelmed by the support that we have been shown. I cannot begin to express my thanks.

UPDATE: I have a few pics on Flickr now.

8 comments:

Dana said...

Your girls would be so proud of you.

Jeannette E. Spaghetti said...

The fundraiser was great! We had a fun time and met some really nice people. I'm glad to learn you were able to raise so much money! (I second your Holy. Crap.)

Zookeeper said...

Congratulations on a job well done!

mysecondjournal said...

Congrats! I'm so bummed I couldn't attend.. :-(

Nic said...

Congrats on a job well done. *hugs*

Frogdancer said...

Fantastic! I'm so pleased that it went well.

Lynn said...

It was such a great event, just like I knew it would be. You are amazing, and I'm so glad you were supported even beyond my dreams for you! Jess and Kelli would be so proud. Love you!

ygirl01 said...

I third the Holy Crap!! It was a wonderful event and you did such a great job with it. Your girls would be so proud!!