Saturday, January 24, 2009

Annie's Auction

Wow--last night over $10,000 was raised at Annie's Benefit Auction! Thank you, Jenn Lund, for choosing to do this for your senior project, and for the many long hours you spent in procuring items, recruiting volunteers, and organizing hundreds of details. Annie is the beneficiary of your efforts, but you can look back on this event your whole life and say, "I made a difference in someone's life." Yeah, Jenn!

Many of you may not know that because Jenn's dad, Tim, had ALS, she knows firsthand the life of medical equipment, therapy appointments and doctor's visits. So much of her motivation for doing this auction sprang from an identification of Annie's world, and a desire to help her in a significant way. I'm sure your dad, Jenn, would be very proud of your accomplishment, and I know someday will tell you that himself.

Thanks, too, all of you who joined in this effort by donating items, helping host the event, and buying things. And, Lynn, you totally rocked as the Auctioneer Extraordinaire! It was a fun and blessed night that far exceeded our expectations.

I'll have pictures up soon!

Jean

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. ~William James

3 comments:

Sue Powell said...

Yay for sure it was a super auction. So glad it went so well and yes, I agree Jenn is to be highly commended, and Lynn did a great job too! What a super way to help Annie in a practical way.

Gretchen said...

I, too, thought it was a blessing how God used this service project to bring this her journey full circle.

uncle jeff said...

sounds like a good time was has for all at the auction. glad to hear about the good results:)

go annie, go,,,

love,