Thank You for Homecoming Fund Raising Event at Umlauf

by | Jan 1, 2014 | Bronze Sculptures, Education

House the Homeless must thank our guests, volunteers, and supporters!
We had a wonderful fund raising event albeit very cold.
We can only assume that Timothy P. Schmalz, our sculptor, sent the cold Canadian air down upon us.
Thank you to-
Emcee, Byron Webre for keeping us focused.
Keynote speaker, Fred Butler for keeping it real.
The silent auction divas! Joanna- You made the evening with all those amazing “gets.” And to our merchandisers: Joanne, Marcy, and Rachel – thank you for making silent auction look so perfect.
And of course, we must thank, Shannon Mantrom, from Leap to Success, for spearheading the entire evening.
Now to our performers-
What can I say but “THANK YOU!!!” You were ALL so wonderful.
From Chalumeau braving the cold and puckering up and playing beautifully despite the cold embouchures,
to ARCOS Dance (what TOTAL troopers!) performing that moving, haunting piece that seemed to fitting amongst the sculptures,
to Deann René and her boys rockin’ us back to the pavilion,
to Austin’s own beloved Sara Hickman bringing us home with your sentiment, heart and playfulness.
What a great way to end a magical evening.
Much love and gratitude!
Finally- Thanks to Rudy’s and Bone Spirits for feeding us and warming our spirits (yum, Irish coffee with just a touch of Fitch’s Goat Corn Whiskey