Thailand Fundraiser : Silent Auction and Concert

As many of you know, my husband and I, along with 8 other people are planning a trip to Thailand in May.  We are traveling in hopes of helping organizations that are fighting human trafficking.  Pattaya, Thailand is the international hub for this crime and groups are reaching out to victims and giving them hope.

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Our team is hard at work fundraising for this trip, and our latest endeavour was an event last weekend at a fantastic local art gallery here in Amarillo.  The owner was gracious enough to lend not only his building, but also his time and energy and brainstorming to help make the event a success.

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Fritz hanging artwork for the show.

hanging artwork

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The girls getting everything ready

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A few of the silent auction items…

The night of the fundraiser:

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Entrance to the gallery with Fritz’s paintings.

Josh paulson

Live music by 4 local acts and a Thailand slide show

food

Food and artwork

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Lots of silent auction goodies

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Bake sale

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the boys

The guys hanging out near the bake sale table 🙂

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Thank you to all the businesses, individuals and bands that donated on our behalf.  Our team raised $2,000 that night toward our trip and it never would have happened without you!

Amarillo businesses that donated to our event:

  • 1201 Modern Art Gallery
  • Two Loons Warehouse
  • Bangkok Tokyo
  • Beauty Nails
  • Becca Danner, LMT
  • Lillie’s Boutique
  • Meineke Car Services
  • Regal Cinemas
  • McAllister’s Deli
  • The Ruffled Cup
  • Primitive Strength
  • Real Food Cafe
  • More Recording Studio
  • Deluxe Nails
  • Flair For Hair
  • Sensei Med Spa
  • United Markets
  • El Bracero
  • Kwik Start Lube N’ Tune
  • La Bella pizzeria

Musicians that donated their time:

  • Josh Paulson
  • Strangetowne
  • Ryan Baker
  • Matt Lemburg, Andrea Price and Kathryn Whalin
  • Kevin Wright
  • Brandon Calcote

Thank you to these individuals:

  • Fritz Danner
  • Danielle Kiper
  • Katrina Garcia
  • Andrea Price
  • Rafael Canizares-Yunez
  • Doug Lill
  • Trey Roach
  • Reba Conner
  • Frank and Christina Danner
  • Sherry Moore
  • Judy Whiddon
  • Kris McGalliard
  • Courtney & Rodney Snyder
  • Shanna Hurley
  • Jennifer Martin
  • Cathy Thompson
  • Tanya Garner
  • Rebekah McGowan
  • Amber Orick

I apologize if I left anyone out.  We had so much help it was incredible!

If you are interested in attending our next event, click here to learn about our comedy dinner theater!

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