Sunday, January 22, 2012

C.A.R.E. Auction

Escapees RV Club has an adult day care facility in Livingston, Texas for Continuing Assistance for Retire Escapees.  Being a non-profit organization many Escapee function incorporate a fundraiser for C.A.R.E.  During our Class of 2007 Reunion we had an auction on Friday.  We raised $1,600, which isn’t bad for having 20 rigs and 38 people in attendance!

Joe Jones finishing up weaving a chair
Showing it all done
Layout of items
Of course we had wine
Bobbie Tumolo’s photos of Great Tetons
Marcia Jones crochet purses from plastic bags
(Purple Store purple bags)
The Pinners donated a “day-of-the-week” clock
HOP jacket & my knitted hat and scarf set

It was very lively betting going on with a couple of husbands and wives betting against each other by mistake, and somebody saying “Jim Tidball bid $10” when he hadn’t even opened his mouth.  But it was all for a good cause so there was a lot of laughter floating around.

After the auction we dispersed for half and hour and reassembled for a chili cook-off with corn bread and desserts Jim Chapman used a remaining pork butt and cooked it Cajun style, like it learned at Erath at the Museum Cafe. Oh, my, did it come out good!!!.

Joe blowing a conch shell to start the evening
Jim C’s Cajun pork butt
Line up of chili pots for tasting
Chili Crowd
Groups of folks eating together

We ended the evening with a fire “spiked” with Flame Rainbow sticks giving it quite an array of different colors.  It was a terrific day with wonderful weather, food, fun, laughter and friends.  What more could you ask for?  Nothing…..

Remember, you are loved.

1 comment:

  1. That is what Friendships are all about enjoying time together.

    Still having a problem with the disappearing Header Picture. Sorry it never went away.

    It's about time.


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