I have mentioned that for the last year, and very intensely for the last couple of months, I have been working on a silent auction, fashion show, and luncheon for an organization I belong to. Hooray! It’s over! It was a success! It will make a difference!
Of all the gin joints, in all the world over 500 people walked into ours.
We set fifty three tables with black cloths and silver and gold toppers. Popcorn boxes held favors. The centerpieces were fresh flowers, “Hollywood wine” and fresh flowers on movie reels.
The grand ballroom of the Hilton was transformed with Oscar replicas and a lighted red carpet runway for the models.
Of course, there were special guests…Bogey dropped in.
But you know Dorothy and Toto were my favorites.
But Annie and Alice in Wonderland were cute too. Who could resist that smile?
The silent auction was taking place right outside the ballroom with over 250 items. We’ve been collecting items, logging them in and making baskets for months. There was something for everyone.
A wonderful children’s section
Iron pieces filled with macro hydrangeas for the gardeners.
Entire vignettes created by designers
This necklace made by a local artist was a favorite. It is made of sterling, jade, and vintage time pieces.
Even a basket for tablescapers :). We raised a lot of money and had a lot of fun. It was a giant undertaking accomplished by many talented and dedicated women. But I told you this is about making a difference…a metamorphosis. What does all this get you besides aching feet and a neglected hungry husband???
The money raised will provide interest-free loans and scholarships for deserving students. Many of the recipients are men and women returning to the academic world after a leaving to raise families or for financial reasons. Some are seniors in high school starting out for the very first time. Lots of them are nursing students. I like to think that we provide more than money….we provide hope and a plan. My aching feet and husband will get over it :)
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