Silent auction is now closed.
100 lit star lanterns hung from the rustic rafters, created by a fair trade artisan group of women in India (a gift to table hosts and available for sale at our upcoming Fair Trade Holiday Market in November).
Some very special guests came all the way from Africa (note the cowboy boots)
Oh, wait, a lot of special guests joined us…
We had some pretty amazing pre-program events: You could get a taste of Kenya in our Experience Store (and buy an experience like providing a sewing machine for a woman in third world country).
Bid on one-of-a-kind high end Fair Trade baskets that support dozens of artisans around the globe…
Bid on a board full of items donated locally…
And pick up a copy of the story that tells the whole story…
(My oldest taking care of Maureen’s oldest while we spoke).
There was a really fun live auction and two-stepping, of course.
And there were stories about teen moms in Kenya and women around the world being empowered by Mercy House.
The only thing that was missing was you.
Mark your calendars for our 3rd Annual Mercy House Gala, Sept 10, 2016 in Magnolia, Texas. Tickets will be available online here next Spring.
Until then… We didn’t want this online community to feel left out of all the bidding fun.
So, ready, set, go!
Up for bid: A weekend at next year’s Gala that includes 2 tickets at my table (great seats), a local hotel room (Magnolia, TX), a mystery high end fair trade friday basket (mailed to you now) and a private meal with the founders and Kenyan guests! (Airfare not included) No reserve. (Any amount over $300 is tax deductible).
Leave a comment with your bid. Bidding will end Monday, 8 a.m. CST. The highest bidder will announced then.
Photos courtesy of the very talented and generous Brittney Melton