By Vicki Jenks, American Red Cross Board Member, Disaster Volunteer and Hero.
The amazing duo of John and Vicki Jenks.
On a picture-perfect Saturday—April 26th– in “wild” Wild Rose—the 7th annual HEROES 2014 Musicales exceeded every goal set last fall. Two hundred HEROES comprised of Red Cross employees, board members, volunteers and generous supporters, CELEBRATED the greatest humanitarian organization in the world!
My husband, John and I open up our home, and with the support of the Tri-County Disaster Team, we host an entertaining day filled with music and giving!
Thank you to our musician HEROES including the Chicago-based Robin Lukas Trio, Madison’s Harmonious Wail and the Gonzalo Bergara Trio from Buenos Aires, Argentina, who thoroughly entertained the assembled fans!
Always a “sell-out”, the HEROES MUSICALES is the “hottest ticket in town.” A special touch at the conclusion of each musicale is the audience sing-a-long of traditional favorites, “Amazing Grace” and “America, the Beautiful”.
The Musicales began in 2008 as a small concert presented by professional musicians along with myself and my husband, John, a grand total of $3,308.39 was raised. We were thrilled to purchase a shelter trailer & equipment that year! This year’s Musicales raised nearly $70,000! This total is a combination of ticket sales, in-kind contributions, sponsorships and silent auction treasures.
The most-coveted silent auction item—at $250 “2 Die 4 Chocolate Cake with Strawberries” made by Wild Rose citizen, Marcia Riendeau (pictured left).
The Heroes 2014 Musicales represents just 12-13% of the entire HEROES experience.
We are especially grateful to the numerous media partners, businesses, individuals, service clubs, foundations, churches and youth who contribute their time, talent and treasure.
Funds raised will be utilized for local Disaster Relief and Service to the Armed Forces in the counties of Waushara, Green Lake, Marquette and Waupaca.
There is no ceiling to being a HERO!
SAVE THE DATE: HEROES 2015 will be Saturday, May 16th—‘Armed Forces Day’ which will also celebrate the 110th anniversary of Service to the Armed Forces, born in 1905.
Click HERE to see additional pictures from the event.
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