Wednesday, August 19, 2015

An Evening to Remember




The Cash For Chemo Fundraiser last Friday evening at the La Noche Circus was a great success. We had a terrific turnout and everyone seemed to have a great time. For me it was an emotional whirlwind, SO much love and support in one room! With friends like this I can conquer anything. If I just wasn’t so nauseous, LOL.



This wonderful lady, Jayne Clark, outdid herself, bringing several scrumptious appetizers, serving tables and helping to set up and tear down our food area. Thank you so much Jayne, we love you!



The auction was great fun with so many wonderful Items donated by so many wonderful people!


The last item on the auction block was a box of handmade party hats, modeled here by Patrice and Ernesto. Turned out everyone just paid 50 pesos for one hat and most people had one. They were beautiful and unique.



As far as the entertainment was concerned it doesn’t get any better than Johnny Favourite. He did mostly rock and roll that evening which was a bit of a change from the swing, blues and jazz that we normally hear the La Noche. He even performed “Moondance” for me, one of my favourite songs. Van Morrison has nothing on you Johnny!



Salud!! Todd tapping glasses with Billie Mercer, extraordinary blogger and photographer.




Collen and Laurieanne getting ready for the auction.



We were delighted that our good friend Charlie Hall from Rose Ann Hall Designs here in San Miguel, could be with us on this very special evening. Thank you Charlie!!



Todd and Joseph having fun


My Dream Team! Joseph, Joey and Johnny who were responsible for putting this wonderful evening together.



Barbara Eckrote, from, looking beautiful as always.



Carolyn Elam, without whom I would not have had a single picture. Thank you so much for being the photographer for the evening Carolyn! Amazingly neither Todd nor I thought to bring a camera to this event.


Thank you to everyone involved for making this such a special evening and helping us so much with our huge medical expenses.!!!


  1. I am sorry I missed it. I am even more sorry that I have not yet seen you and Todd yet this year.

    1. We are sorry you couldn't be there as well Steve. It could only have been better for your presence. Are you coming to the mountains this year?

  2. Such a special and spectacular evening! We were all honored to be there with you to share in all that was happening. You are a trooper to have survived the many hours of the day and night. BTW, you didn't mention that you cooked all that delicious food on the big table! I still want the pate recipe some day. YUM-E
    Big hugs.

    1. I'm so glad you were there Barbara. It was such a wonderful evening! I will email you the recipe for the pate.

  3. I love what you've done with your hair in that first photo! ;o)

    1. Ya well....go big or go home, LOL. Actually being bald can be quite versatile.

  4. I am sorry I wasn't able to be there in person though I am with you in spirit. You shine - remember that always!

  5. We would have loved to have you there in person Barbara, but in spirit works too! Thank you!