Before I go any further, I anticipate this blog may have more hits today than any day in it’s history. The town is still a buzz from Tuesday’s great event!
I had the honor of emceeing a fundraiser for the Truman Lake Cancer Relief Fund as part of the Picadilly Auction which is a fundraiser for downtown Clinton that took place this past Tuesday.
Let me explain each cause and then I’ll give you a little information about the event. The Picadilly Auction is in its sixth year of existence in Clinton and it is a ladies night out from which the proceeds go to improve our downtown district. The event is sponsored by Clinton Main Street which is a part of the Chamber. The mission of The Main Street Program is to keep our historic down town district thriving and vibrant. The Picadilly is always a fun event and the turn out this year was great. There were almost 400 women in attendance.
The entertainment at this year’s Picadilly was a decorated bra auction coordinated by several staff at GVMH and the proceeds from the decorated bra auction went to support the Truman Lake Cancer Relief Fund. The fund provides assistance to individuals in our community who are dealing with cancer. The fund can pay for medication, gasoline, transportation, co-pays, food and anything else an individual may need assistance with during the course of their treatment. All of the money distributed by the fund stays in our area.
The decorated bra auction featured 20 bras that were decorated by various groups and individuals from Clinton and Warsaw. The bras have been on display at GVMH and GV Medical Warsaw for the past few weeks and each bra had a unique theme. If you had a chance to see the bras you can appreciate the time, effort and skill that went into decorating the bras.
The event raised $3,600.00 for the Truman Lake Cancer Relief Fund and I would like to thank Rachel Boyles, Megan Cunningham, Kelly Lasswell, Leslie Lower, Alexa Thompson and Tammy Woirhaye for coordinating the event.
If you were not able to attend, and if you were but your memory is fuzzy I have included a few pictures below. The pictures include a pic of all of the decorated bras, the high bid bra modeled by Jim Houchen which brought $500.00 and was purchased by Dee Radford and me, a picture of Randy Wertz modeling a bra and a picture of Dr. Womack modeling a bra.
After viewing the pictures I think you’ll agree that Dr. Womack spends a little more time in the gym than Randy… You can “click” on a picture for a better view but be careful!