$30,000 now. The weekend has raised $30,000. That's 1500 people. The moms and dads, sons and daughters. It's so hard to believe. $30,000 in one weekend. Last night's party in Muscatine that Cassie and her mom, Candi, put on was a HUGE hit. By HUGE I mean they raised $17,000! Then there were the other 10 speaking engagements Scott went to.
I don't have pictures of any of those yet, Amy was one of the official photographers of the weekend, but I do have some of the Wine to Water event.
The Klipsch men. So beautiful, such big hearts. I love them so very much. P.S. My specific Klipsch man is rockin the bowtie.
I did get to dance with my beloved about an hour after the party officially ended (but a half hour before it unofficially ended).
Leslie, Scott Harrison and myself.
Some of the people congregated around the dessert table. It was hard to capture the vibe in pictures as the flash lights up the place and it was quite dark in the actual space. But you can kind of see it here, with the Africas on the wall.
Listening to Scott. I can't say enough how great the presentation is. I've heard it many times this weekend and I'd listen to it many more. Because it's not just his delivery, which is very good, but it's the people who tell the story for him. The people who taste "liquid gold" for the very first time.
Rene and her daughter, Grace. Scott bought Grace a Water for Christmas bracelet, which she was very proud of.
My sister-in-law, Kait (in red) and her friend who came from Chicago for one night. Beautiful people that I love.
One of my favorite parts of the night was when my friend, Amy Rowell, brought some people from World Relief. Refugees from Liberia and a few other African nations got to tell me personal stories about their fight for water. They also enjoyed the wine too! :)
Just a few of the Muscatine crew. Helped set up and tear down and throughout the night. Beautiful hearts in that small town.
My husband and his brother, Jake surrounding "Boomer" and "Papa Smurf". They helped with the water walk. We had set up a space where people could walk with full jerry cans to see what exactly Africans had to do. The average African walks 3 miles for water, I think it was a very poignant example.
My mother-in-law, Terre (clearly looks run in the family), a good friend Lee Gaston was there as well. He bid on one of the Woodfire Grill auctions.
Zach and my good friend, Chrissy, who also helped set up and spread the word. Her smile clearly lights up the room.