THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO COME
FORWARD TO SUPPORT OUR YOUTH.
By Roberta "Bobbie" McCreary
June 15, 2009
A very BIG thank you to the following people WITHOUT WHICH we
would not have had a really cool YOUTH ART AUCTION that earned
nearly $1000 for our young artists.
Miguel Torres, who not only charms the audience into spending
(when they didn't really intend to), but especially shines the
spotlight on the young artists which is awesome to see. Thank
you for affirming and encouraging their talent and contributing
your OWN SPECIAL PERSONALITY that adds so much to the energy
of the event and makes everyone feels valued and glad to have
Bonnie Paddock, who stepped forward to put structure into
the event, THANK GOODNESS. You really helped us think about how
to do this and then came through to make it happen. You made
such a BIG DIFFERENCE.
Judy Zenge and your staff, for having the MALL STEP FORWARD
to offer the space, guide our planning, provide staff support
and deal with "difficult issues." KYI will enjoy working
with you to continue to find ways to highlight youth achievement
and channel them into productive activities. Also thank you to
you and the mall for your help, courtesy and generosity!
Sandy Shepherd, thank you for your ENTHUSIASM to support
our youth artists, for your expertise in helping us focus on
how to stage the auction with your EYE FOR ART and experience
in pricing. We wouldn't have had a clue! Thank you for your beautiful
and CREATIVE ART PIECE that supported our raffle.
Susan Peters and your hard-working staff for your
incredible offer to turn our good art into GREAT ART with professional
matting and in supplying extra materials. This made a huge difference
in the way the "Art Gallery" looked and certainly in
Colleen Brown, Sandy was rightyou were a life saver as
you worked hard and long to turn the last minute contributions
into AWESOME ART with your matting. Thank you so much for your
cheerful, "shoo, shoo, let me get to work."
Jeff Fitzwater Thank you for your donation of your INCREDIBLE
photographYour raffle prize added a special feature to our event.
Kevin Gadsey and Beth La Crosse, You guys
are awesome and did a wonderful job of keeping on top of the
auction items with records, receipts and MONEY ACCOUNTED FOR.
You MADE IT LOOK EASY, and I know it wasn't!
Mira Wilhelm, Rita Carro and Rita "helpers"
You kept the registration process working smoothly and were a
great help in keeping our "runners" running with the
right art work! I know you were doing this all VERY WELL because
I didn't even have to think about it! THANK YOU FOR QUIET EFFICIENCY.
TairaWilhelm and your group Your ENTHUSIASM and
expertise were greatly APPRECIATED. I'm looking forward to hearing
about your fund raising ideas.
Kevin Sarber, Allan Manuel, Ty Rettke, Bob Fultz, Denise Whitton,
Joron Whitton, Daniel Williams, Naomi & Amber Updike; THANK
YOU KYI BOARD MEMBERS -- (in addition to those above) for
your support throughout this process. Kevin and Allen throughout
as we encouraged youth artists to participate and worked on the
publicity; Bob, Denise, Joron, Daniel, you are always there to
help with A SMILE and that is SO APPRECIATED. Naomi and Amber,
thanks for the dessert support.
AND LAST BUT MOST IMPORTANT: TO ALL THE BRILLIANT ARTISTS,
PLEASE KEEP WORKING ON YOUR ART, IT IS INSPIRING.
Roberta "Bobbie" McCreary
Received June 13, 2008 - Published
June 15, 2009
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