Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sierra Tap House event was a success!

Matt introducing the band
We have had two more fund raisers in the past three days, and two more to go next week.  On Thursday night we had our Sierra Tap House benefit for Lila with a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, The Jeff Jones Band, and lots of laughs.  We felt the support through and through, and Matt and I actually got the chance to sit down with good friends and finish a conversation.  It has been a while since we have socialized with anyone other than our children :-)

The silent auction was a blast, and full of unique and fun items.  We had three beautiful photography pieces, an acrylic on canvas painting, massages, day spa gift cards, one night stay at a Hotel/Casino in town, Cold Stone Creamery ice cream cake, Tattoo gift card, Henna blessing, mosaic class/herb markers/mosaic plaque, hand painted portrait, etc.  I know there were more but I am drawing a blank (seems to happen a lot lately :-).  Thank you to all that donated, as we raised $650 from the silent auction items!  Great success for Lila!

A little dancing went down...
I know that there are a few of you out there that are wondering...what is a 50/50 raffle?  Well, we had a dear friend sell raffle tickets throughout the evening, and at 8:30 we announced the winner...that winner won 50% of all of the money collected from the raffle, and the other 50% went to Lila's treatment.  Nevertheless, a woman named Aubrey (whom we hope to get the chance to hang out with again) won the raffle and gave it her $300 all back to Lila.  The generosity of our support system here in Reno is just amazing, and continues to surprise us at each and every turn.

Good friends supporting a great cause :-)
The Sierra Tap House was also donating 30% of the profits for the evening to Lila.  This total was $300, on top of all of the effort they put in to make this amazing evening happen.  Thank you guys so much!

Lastly,  there was a cover to get into the event, which brings our total for the evening to $2360!  Great successes...let's keep 'em going :-)  Wait, we are running on fumes right now so I didn't really mean that.  We have two more fund raisers this coming week and then are truly looking forward to a break in the action to be able to get back to spending time with the girls and focusing on what's important.  The weather is getting nicer, so we are hoping to get some bike rides in next week, and maybe even a couple of afternoons at the park.  These are the little things that we haven't done together in quite sometime.   So here's to Spring and soaking in some sunshine!

I know you all are reading this post and wondering what the total is for fund-raising to date.  I would really like to update this number at the end of this upcoming week.  We have two more fundraisers on Thursday and Friday, and then will take a break.  So, keep your eye out for a post next weekend with the total to date!  The suspense is killing me too :-)

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