Sunday, November 2, 2008

Eureka Schools Foundation Dinner & Auction~16 years and still going strong!

Mom and Dad heading off to the Auction!

16 years ago, Mark, as a founding Eureka Schools Foundation board member, was asked to chair the first fundraiser, a dinner and auction. It was a huge task and incredible responsibility! Throughout our marriage we have always approached everything that we do, project that we undertake or job that has come our way together, as a team...that meant that I soon became his co-chairwoman! I was pregnant with my 5th child, Brooke, at the time and my oldest, Kimber, was 7 years old. Brooke was born just 2 months before the event took place! To all those on our original Auction committee, she was known as the "Auction baby." It was truly an incredibly overwelming experience organizing such a large fundraising event with 5 little ones, being new to the school district and never having attended an auction! I have never worked so hard and been so tired, but through this experience I met some of my dearest lifelong friends and have some of my fondest memories! The 1st Annual ESF Dinner and Auction was a sell out and a huge success! For the next 2 years, I chaired the ESF Dinner and Auction where it continued to be successful and became "the social event of the year" in Granite Bay. This was the beginning of many wonderful years of service to the Eureka School Foundation and the district. On Satuday night, at the 16th Annual ESF Dinner and Auction, they honored us with a beautiful clock inscibed with the following:

Dr. Mark and Mrs. Debbie Holt
In recognition of long term
commitment and contribution
to the children of the
Eureka Union School District

Eureka Schools Foundation
16th Annual Charity
Auction Dinner & Dance
November 1, 2008
"Tavern on the Green"

It was a very fun evening~so grateful to have the privilige to serve and associate with wonderful people and live in such an incredible community of parents, teachers and administrators that are dedicated to providing the best education for the children in the Eureka School District!

Dad bought me a gorgeous new dress for the event!
Doesn't he look handsome in his tux?!!

The beautiful clock that they presented to us at the dinner!

Dad and our new district superintendant, Tim McCarty!

Mom and her fellow board members, Russ Nash, Jerri Davis, and Lori Dangberg.

Mom and her crazy friend, Marci Martin!
Mom and Lori Dangberg.
Our dear friends, Kim and Russ Nash.
Marci and Kim having a good time!
Dad, our next door neighboor, Phil Johnson, and our ski buddy and favorite dentist, Jerry Martin.
Mom and Vicki Johnson, looking over the catalog and getting ready to bid!

1 comment :

Brett & Kimber Crandall said...

What an incredible dress! You look gorgeous, Madre!!